Series 6 - Annual New York Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
4th Annual New York Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
A unique conservation, cultural and entertainment event.
"Return to the Forest"
Patricia Sims, Producer
Narrated by William Shatner
* New York Premiere
Return to the Forest is the heartfelt story of the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation and its mission to return captive Asian elephants back to the wild in Thailand, saving them from abuse, exploitation and extinction.
"Elephants are among the most fascinating creatures. What limits there are to their intelligence, we don't know. What we do know is that they can communicate between each other thousands of miles which would then also mean that every elephant is linked to every other elephant in the world. Why the complexity unless there was a reason and that reason has to be intelligence. What a wonderful creature they must be." William Shatner
"Song of the Whale The Night Whale"
* World Premiere
Follow the International Fund for Animal Welfare on their purpose-built research vessel, the Song Of The Whale to the whale feeding and nursing grounds off the coast of Massachusetts. They join a team from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) to undertake a first of its kind project to collect a full 24 hours of data from tagged humpback whales. The mission is to learn what these magnificent creatures, especially mother and calf pairs, do at night below the surface. For more info, visit: http://ifaw.org
"Belugas Speaking Through Time"
Patricia Sims, Producer
* World Premier
Beluga Speaking Across Time is a fascinating examination of the unique communication patterns of beluga whales and their history with humankind. The films reveals the elusive underwater world of the white beluga whale. On a spectacular journey through the remote regions of the Eastern Canadian Arctic, the White Sea, and Northwest Russia, Canadian filmmaker Patricia Sims meets Inuit hunters and Russian scientists to explore the beluga's enigmatic behavior and its unique relationship with Arctic people across time.
* Q & A with Patricia Sims
10:30 Reception with Filmmakers from Series 5 & 6
NYIT Auditorium (View)
1871 Broadway (between 61st and 62nd streets)
New York, NY 10023
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|