Saving Endangered Species

Series: Portland EcoFilm Festival

Saturday, October 22 at 7:00pm  |  $10  | 

An evening celebrating people who protect and advocate for endangered species.

Special Guests:
Iris Ho, Wildlife Campaign Manager at Humane Society International 
Iris Ho is the Wildlife Program Manager at Humane Society International (HSI), global affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States, the largest animal protection organization in the United States. She develops and leads initiatives that strengthen international protection for wildlife. Iris coordinates U.S. legislative efforts in cracking down on the trades in shark fins, elephant ivory and other endangered species products.

Yes on 100 / Save Endangered Animals Oregon Campaign 
YES on 100 is a grassroots campaign working to save 12 highly-trafficked wild animal species. By voting yes on this measure, Oregon voters will help save sea turtles, sharks, rays, elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, and other critically threatened or endangered species from poaching, cruelty, and the threat of extinction.

US West Coast Film Premiere 
Directed by Denise Dragiewicz | 2016 | US | 17 MINS.
In Africa, as elephant populations are increasingly squeezed for space, they often eat and destroy local crops, causing farmers to lose their livelihoods. The animals are often killed in retaliation. In Mozambique, Ndzou Camp has an innovative solution: wire fences with beehives that help manage the elephants’ territories and allow man and wildlife to live in peaceful tandem. Today, the elephant population is thriving and their solar-powered lodge hosts an influx of tourists.

US Film Premiere 
Directed by Mike McKinlay & Isabelle Groc | 2016 | CANADA | 11 MINS.
Caribou populations across Canada are in deep trouble. In the South Peace region of Northern British Columbia, logging, oil and gas exploration, and coal mining have significantly altered the landscape, opening up the forest and pushing mountain caribou away from their traditional range. In the face of imminent extinction, First Nations communities are taking extreme measures to save their last caribou herds.

Pacific Northwest Film Premiere 
Directed by Jean-Nicolas Orhon | 2016 | CANADA | 94 MINS.
REVERENCE: THE MONARCH PROJECT explores the synergy between art and science. Spazuk and Delhaes collected thousands of traces of monarch butterflies found in their natural environment by capturing their movement on carbon-blackened paper. Hundreds of volunteers cut and and assembled the monarch’s traces to create a unique self-portrait of  the majestic lepidopterous. From Mexico to Quebec, the film depicts the journey of these insects whose survival is threatened and the people who create art to raise awareness about the monarch’s importance.

Oregon Film Premiere 
Directed by Roshan Patel | 2015 | US | 24 MINS. 
RED WOLF REVIVAL is a short film about the last remaining wild population of red wolves. Centered on the historic recovery effort in Eastern North Carolina and the state's declared intent to drive the species to extinction, we document the multifaceted struggle to reintroduce one of the rarest animals on earth in the face of cultural, economic and biological challenges in North Carolina.

US West Coast Film Premiere 
Directed by Mariah Wilson | 2016 | INDIA/US | 15 MINS.
Kaziranga National Park contains the world’s highest density of the endangered Asian One-Horned rhino. It is also ground zero for poaching and the illegal trade of rhino horn. KAZIRANGA profiles local journalist Uttam Saikia, who uses his community influence and professional contacts to gather intelligence on poachers’ illegal hunting plans and uses his empathy and understanding of the this troubled and economically-challenged region, often plagued by civil unrest, to reform poachers. 

Community Partner: 
Yes on 100 / Save Endangered Animals Oregon

161 minutes