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Thursday, September 28 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Short Finalist Showcase

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Big World in a Small Garden (with Jorge Franzini, Devin Cheema, Martin Dohrn, Liz Thorp)
12 minutes
Natural history filmmaker, Martin Dohrn, has rigged one-of-a-kind cameras to capture the hectic and complex world of Bristol’s wildlife – all in his own backyard! Watch as he slows down the almost imperceptible movements of the insects that populate his garden, from fascinating winged-species to creeping spiders and much more. With this sort of set-up, his small garden is transformed into an unexplored nature reserve, as dramatic and dynamic as anything seen in the plains of Africa. 

Pangolin (with Katie Schuler)
13 minutes
Pangolin is an intimate glimpse into the journey of a single pangolin; from the moment it is taken from the wild to its final destination in China. Filmed on location across three countries with the help of reformed poachers and wildlife enforcement officers, the film acts as a surrogate for an estimated hundred thousand pangolins that are poached and smuggled annually throughout Southeast Asia and Africa. PANGOLIN seeks to inform a broad audience about pangolins and the illegal trade they are central to, in order to address the very real danger that pangolins might be extinct before much of the world ever knew they existed. Filmed with minimal commentary to be as immersive as possible, PANGOLIN offers audiences the opportunity experience the life, death and afterlife of the most illegally trafficked mammal on the planet. 

Shark—A 4-D Experience®
12 minutes
Come face to face with some of the world’s most strange and mysterious shark species. These extraordinarily intelligent underwater giants each exhibit unique behaviors to navigate their ever-changing environment. Essential to the fragile balance of our ocean’s health, Shark: A 4-D Experience® explores the complex nature of these magnificent creatures’ survival instincts. Stunning 3-D and special effects place you right in the middle of the action as sharks reveal their hidden traits whileroaming an eerily beautiful underwater landscape. 

Why the Lion Calls
12 minutes
This is a story about Kapurua Daniel, a young boy who lives in Amboseli in Kenya who wants to grow up to become a Lion Guardian like his older brother. Historically, Maasai boys have killed lions to become warriors. But something different is happening here, where the Maasai are now employed to protect lions, and show how both people and Africa's iconic cat can live together in this landscape.  

Thursday September 28, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm MDT
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