This is going to be a breathtaking evening for film fans of all ages.
The first ever touring wildlife film festival, Wilderland will be stopping in Cork at the Everyman Theatre on Thursday, October 17th, 2019 as part of a 23-date Irish and UK tour.
Wilderland promises to share important stories from the natural world, filmed by a host of independent filmmakers from around the globe.
Beginning at 7.30pm, Wilderland founders, zoologists Dan O’Neill and Isaac Rice will host the Cork show, introducing nine short films selected by a panel of esteemed judges from the world of natural history filmmaking.
The selected short films are as follows:
- A Place For Penguins follows an unlikely duo as they team up and take on an ambitious, novel and entirely unique project – creating the world’s first artificially induced African penguin colony.
- In Person of the Forest, renowned National Geographic photographer Tim Laman, researcher Cheryl Knott, and young explorer Robert Suro shed new light on the similarities between our ancient ancestors and ourselves before it’s too late.
- Flamboyant follows the story of one young cuttlefish as she learns to hunt in a new home after a life-changing encounter with a diver.
- Gripping to the core, Blood Island tells the powerful story of a group of abandoned ex-lab chimpanzees, their captors and the people still fighting to save them.
- Big Booom is the history of humanity and of our planet in four minutes. An eco-friendly statement developed in a single shot that has it all: humour, action and tragedy.
- Keeper of the Call follows farmer Wynford as he works alongside conservationists to save a precious family of endangered curlews. But with the modern countryside so full of dangers, will Wynford see his chicks fly?
- A Voice Above Nature explores the surface of the seas and the intimate calls of whales in a way never seen before to reveal a not-so-silent-killer.
- Living With Snow Leopards examines the principal issues in conserving the world’s most enigmatic cat. Delving into the lives of farmers in Northern India, a new method is fighting to save this iconic animal’s future.
- Spirit of the Mountains is the dramatic story of young man who risks everything to save an iconic animal from the hands of an insatiable and cruel collector.
According to organisers, the judges, including award-winning cameraman Doug Allan (The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Frozen Planet), naturalist and author Stephen Moss (Britain’s Big Wildlife Revival, Springwatch), and producer/director Louise Heren (Big Cat Diaries) have chosen films “that will take audiences on a journey through the world’s most enigmatic wildlife; from a film exploring how the mercurial snow leopard and Himalayan communities co-exist, to the diminishing orangutan population of orangutans in Borneo, to the impact of noise-pollution in our seas on the majestic humpback whale and many more”.
Tickets for Wilderland at The Everyman are €13/€15 here.