“Keep The Wild” 2017 Commemorative Poster Design is Finished

A Wisconsin Premiere of “Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest”  In celebration of Wisconsin Wolf Awareness Week,  Announces our “Keep The Wild” Commemorative Poster is finished, designed by the talented artist Ned Gannon http://www.nedgannon.com and will be available only at the screening – Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. In Madison at the Barrymore Theatre 

Our donor for this years “Keep The Wild” Commemorative Poster is Ian Whalan, Inventor & owner of Foxlights, Nighttime Predator Deterrent, is covering the printing costs.  http://www.foxlights.com/

Tickets: $10.00 Advance/$12.00 Day Of Show

Advance tickets only available on-line at http://www.barrymorelive.com and by phone at (608) 241-8633, with $1.00 convenience charge

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The Humane Society of the United States, Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin, Foxlights International PTY LTD, and Wolf Education & Research Center present -WORT 89.9 FM welcomes-
The Wisconsin Premiere of the award winning documentary film
“Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest”
Produced by Alan Lacy

“Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest” trailer 

After the screening there will be a panel discussion and Q&A with:

Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest Producer Alan Lacy; HSUS Wisconsin State Director Melissa Tedrowe; Robert Mann – Ho-Chunk Nation Elder; Foxlights Inventor & Owner Ian Whalan; Randy Jurewicz, retired WI DNR Wolf Program Administrator, and emcee Rachel Tilseth.


Tickets: $10.00 Advance/$12.00 Day Of Show

Advance tickets only available on-line at http://www.barrymorelive.com

and by phone at (608) 241-8633, with $1.00 convenience charge

http://www.wolvesofdouglascountywisconsin.com

Please join us in Celebration of Wisconsin’s Wolf Awareness Week! 

In celebration of Wisconsin Wolf Awareness Week: A Wisconsin Premiere of “Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest” screens in Madison 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  The Humane Society of the United States, Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin, Foxlights International PTY LTD, Wolf Education & Research Center, and Plan B Foundation present – WORT 89.9 FM welcomes-

The Wisconsin Premiere of the award winning documentary film

“Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest”

Produced by Alan Lacy

Trailer: 

After the screening there will be a panel discussion and Q&A with:
Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest Producer Alan Lacy; HSUS Wisconsin State Director Melissa Tedrowe; Robert Mann – Ho-Chunk Nation Elder; Foxlights Inventor & Owner Ian Whalan; Randy Jurewicz, retired WI DNR Wolf Program Administrator, and emcee Rachel Tilseth.

Tickets: $10.00 Advance/$12.00 Day Of Show

Advance tickets only available on-line at http://www.barrymorelive.com
and by phone at (608) 241-8633, with $1.00 convenience charge
http://www.wolvesofdouglascountywisconsin.com

Facebook Event site click HERE

– “BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY” –ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE, 2017

A FILM ON THE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED MEXICAN GRAY WOLF

In the American Southwest, a unique species of wolf unlike any other is making a comeback. Considered extinct nearly 40 years ago, the little known Mexican gray wolf has slowly pulled back from the very brink — against all odds. From a founding population of just seven animals, this species has slowly grown to a current wild population of approximately 100, only to face a new threat from within: its own genetics. As part of a bold recovery mission, one lone wolf is given a chance to offer new hope for the survival of her species. In telling this story, narrated by Chris Morgan, “Gray Area” explores whether there can be a balanced and sustainable future where ranchers, conservationists, locals, and biologists alike can coexist with this apex predator. www.grayareathefilm.com

Wolf Awareness Week OCT 15 – 21, 2017, In 1990, Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson signed the proclamation of Wisconsin Wolf Awareness Week, a time to celebrate these important animals, by highlighting the threats to their survival, spread the word about what you can do to help wolves stay protected, and help humans learn to live alongside them.
our sponsors: www.planb.foundation,  www.foxlights.com, www.wolvesofdouglascountywisconsin.com, www.humanesociety.org,  www.wolfcenter.org, and www.wortfm.org.


Our commemorative poster design by Ned Gannon and will be available at the night of the screening. 

Commemorative poster design by Ned Gannon

Our panel members

“Medicine of the Wolf” will be screened this Thursday, July 20th, at the Black Earth Public Library 

Co-sponsored by Friends of the Black Earth PL and Briana Burns Memorial, Black Earth Public Library Event 

Medicine of the Wolf: Movie Screening and Discussion with Peter David and Patricia McConnell. 

Thursday,  July 20, 2017 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Black Earth Public Library address & contact information click HERE 1210 Mills Street, PO Box 347, Black Earth, WI 53515 (608) 767-4905

Medicine of the Wolf, Produced and Directed by Julia Huffman featuring renowned NG Photographer Jim Brandenburg.  Medicine of the Wolf takes you into wolf country to pursue the intrinsic value of brother wolf and our forgotten promise to him. The film features captivating footage and testimony from world renowned wildlife photographer, Jim Brandenburg.

 The film is 75 minutes and will be followed by discussion with Peter David and Patricia McConnell. 
The film is 75 minutes and will be followed by discussion with Peter David and Patricia McConnell.

Peter David is a wildlife biologist with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. He has written a chapter in Recovery of Gray Wolves in the Great Lakes Region of the United States on “Ma’iingan and the Ojibwe” in which he explores the significance of wolf recovery in the western Great Lakes region to one group of people—those known to others as the Ojibwe or Chippewa, and to themselves as the Anishinabe. He will discuss the implications of this relationship on wolf policy in Wisconsin.

Patricia McConnell, PhD, is an internationally known zoologist and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist who has treated behavior problems in dogs for over twenty-five years. She speaks around the world about canine behavior and training, and is the author of fourteen books, including the critically acclaimed The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do around Dogs. Her memoir, The Education of Will: a Mutual Memoir of a Woman and Her Dog was released in February 2017. She lives with her dogs and husband on a small farm near Madison, Wisconsin and has worked with others for several years toward the inclusion of science and soul in policy decisions regarding the management of wolves.

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Medicine of the Wolf Facebook Page click HERE

Medicine of the Wolf featuring captivating footage and testimony from world renown wildlife photographer, Jim Brandenburg, a filmmaker travels into wolf country to pursue the intrinsic value of brother wolf and its forgotten promise to him. Produced and directed by Julia Huffman. 

“Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest” documentary film will be screened during Wisconsin’s Wolf Awareness Week

Madison wolf advocates get ready for the Wisconsin Premiere of Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest. Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin will be the principle organizer & one of the sponsors for this Wisconsin Premiere Screening being held at the historic Barrymore Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin. Exact date to be announced soon. 

Watch the following trailer:

About Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest produced by Alan Lacy

In the American Southwest, a unique species of wolf unlike any other is making a comeback. Considered extinct nearly 40 years ago, the little known Mexican gray wolf has slowly pulled back from the very brink — against all odds. From a founding population of just seven animals, this species has slowly grown to a current wild population of approximately 100, only to face a new threat from within: its own genetics. As part of a bold recovery mission, one lone wolf is given a chance to offer new hope for the survival of her species. In telling this story, narrated by Chris Morgan, “Gray Area” explores whether there can be a balanced and sustainable future where ranchers, conservationists, locals, and biologists alike can coexist with this apex predator. www.grayareafilm.com

Gray Area: Wolves of the Southwest – Best Short Documentary Film Award at the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience. Pictured: producer of the film Alan Lacy.

– “BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY” –ALBUQUERQUE FILM & MUSIC EXPERIENCE, 2017

“Yellowstone Devil Dog” is a full documentary film by independent filmmaker Justin Myhre

       About Yellowstone Devil Dog (Full Documentary)   Wolf #755, an alpha male of a Yellowstone National Park pack, must survive as a fugitive after his mate is legally shot and killed by Wyoming wolf hunters. He must fight for his life in the midst of subzero winters, rival wolf packs, and fierce grizzly bears. His goal is daunting: to become the first wolf in Yellowstone’s history to be the founder of two packs. But his life story begins to symbolically resemble the historical plight of his species. Heavily persecuted during the last century, wolves represent a controversial divide among residents in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. Stuck in the middle of a legendary debate, 755 must put everything on the line just to survive.


Justin Myhre is an independent filmmaker producing wildlife and nature documentaries focusing on regions throughout the United States. He also works at independent wildlife research on wild canid territoriality. His efforts in the field of wildlife biology have been recognized by the American Museum of Natural History, the California State Science Fair, the Riverside Natural History Museum, the Broadcom Masters competition, RIMS County Science Fair, and multiple other schools, individuals, and organizations.

           “I have an outstanding passion for wildlife, and there’s no place I’d rather be than in a wildlife sanctuary or National Park. I have been blessed along the way with so many people who have been willing to invest in me through my efforts to research and film wildlife. My ultimate goal, however, is to bring glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who has given me the amazing opportunities that I now share with you.” ~Justin


YELLOWSTONE DEVIL DOG www.jmpwildlife.webs.com

Written and produced by JUSTIN MYHRE. 

Narrated by JUSTIN MYHRE.
STILL PHOTOS COURTESY OF CINDY GOEDDEL, R. BRESLAW, JON WAY

SPECIAL THANKS TO JON AND DIONE MYHRE, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK FILM OFFICE, THE WOLFWATCHING COMMUNITY

Original Script by JUSTIN MYHRE. Music Licensed from SMARTSOUND, INC.

JUSTIN MYHRE WILDLIFE PRODUCTIONS.
Copyright (C) 2014 Justin Myhre. All Rights Reserved.


A preview of “Stories of Wolves” a film about the recovery efforts of the Mexican Gray wolf

“Stories of Wolves” by Filmmaker Elke Duerr is about the recovery efforts for our Mexican Gray Wolves, our most endangered land mammal in all of North America, our evolution of consciousness towards wild animals and our human-wild animal relationship. There only remain less than 100 wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico. 

Stories of Wolves trailer by filmmaker Elke Duerr

“The film has many sub-plots because of the dynamic relationship of the wolves to the various communities who now share the wolves” habitat: the ranchers, the conservationists, the Native American cultures, and the other animals who depend upon the wolves’ presence to maintain a healthy ecological system. Just as much as it is a film about wolves,

Mexican Gray wolf

it is also about the people of New Mexico, Arizona and the Northern hemisphere and our stand in keeping our wolves with us on this planet. And ultimately it is about the vanishing wildness inside and outside of us… We all belong in the Web Of Life.” -Elke Duerr Web of Life Foundation website click HERE 
“We come from love and appreciation for all the different life forms on this planet in the spirit of appreciation and interconnectedness. Our philosophy is to practice harmlessness and our photography/videography is based on obtaining consent from the animals, plants and places before entering their territory.”  -Web of Life Foundation Philosophy 

Mexican Gray wolves

“Stories of Wolves” has been released on October 28th in Santa Fe. Please check weboflifefoundation.net for details. 

Elke’s bio:

Elke Duerr

Elke is a bi-national filmmaker, lover of all things and beings wild, teacher and the founder and director of the nonprofit Web of Life Foundation W.O.L.F. She teaches and lectures widely on the importance of predators in the ecosystem and the preservation of the Web of Life, and fosters a healthy coexistence between wilderness and civilization and the reconnection of humans to the natural world. Her favorite classes are with children as she loves to debunk myths and preconceived notions about our animals and natural world and revolutionize the way we see and experience nature. Elke has published a book on human-wolf coexistence entitled: “Wolves and Humans-A new story of coexistence” in 2016.

A message about the Mexican Gray wolf from filmaker Elke Duerr

Ms. Duerr completed a short film about our endangered river otters which was screened at the New Mexico Film Festival and received the Aldo Leopold Southwest Legacy film award in the category of best adult short film for her film “Preserving Beauty”. “Stories of Wolves-The lobo returns” has received 4 awards and has been screened at various film festivals. It is distributed by Kanoy. Just recently, on October 29th 2016, Elke premiered her second documentary: “Bison Nation-Walking Sacred Sites” which has won its first award and has been accepted into film festivals. elkeduerr.com

I picked the following quote because it sums up how this film “Stories of Wolves” by filmmaker Elke Duerr reflects the truth about the plight of the Mexican Gray wolf.

“When one lives in a society where people can no longer rely on the institutions to tell them the truth, the truth must come from culture and art.” -John Trudell

Blue Wolf 2 from “Stories of Wolves” by filmmaker Elke Druerr

A book: Wolves and Humans: A new story of coexistence Paperback – April 29, 2016

by Elke E Duerr (Author) available on Amazon

Filmmaker Julia Huffman will be attending the showing of the award winning documentary ‘Medicine of the Wolf’ at Lewis Theatre in Lewisburg, WV

 Source: Register-Herald Medicine of the Wolf, an award winning and highly praised documentary, is showing at the Historic Lewis Theatre on Thursday, May 26 at 7pm. 

Filmmaker Julia Huffman travels to Minnesota and into wolf country to pursue the deep intrinsic value of perhaps the most unjustly maligned animal on the face of the planet. Immediately following the screening will be a talkback Q&A with Julia. Admission is $10/ $6 for full time students. Dr. Jane Goodall wrote “It is powerful, informative and moving, and as I watched I was first enchanted and then enraged. I urge you to watch this compelling and courageous film and tell everyone you know to watch it as well.”

 Medicine of the Wolf centers on the remarkable, world-renowned environmentalist and National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg, who has photographed, studied and been on the ground with wolves for 45 years—longer than anyone in history. As our guide, Brandenburg enables us to see the world of the wolf as we have never seen it before. The film also has a crucial message for us: The gray wolf must be preserved on the endangered species list. http://www.medicineofthewolf.com

https://vimeo.com/113797412

Julia Huffman is an independent filmmaker and acting coach living in Los Angeles, CA. She previously lived in Pocahontas county, where her parents Beth Little and Bill Huffman each reside. Julia is a writer, director, producer and editor and recently won the 1st place Animal Content in Entertainment award from the Humane Society of the United States for Medicine of the Wolf.

She also shot, edited and produced the short film of a tragic 1980 event in Pocahontas County – The Rainbow Murders. Julia has a strong passion for animal advocacy, social justice and the environment. Julia received her BA for Journalism from Bethany College. She currently teaches acting at her studio in Burbank Ca.

The locally owned and family operated Historic Lewis Theatre is pleased to present this special opportunity to the community. For more information about Lewis Theatre events, visit https://www.facebook.com/TheLewisTheatre/ or call 304-645-6038.