Award winning filmmaker Julia Huffman (Medicine of the Wolf) takes us on a journey from her beginnings of being adopted and then the healing that took place with her first dog Bozo. This relationship with her canine, ultimatley led her to discovering the profound power of healing that both dogs and wolves (the dog cousin) have on humans and the planet.
Filmmaker Julia Huffman won the Animal Content in Entertainment Award from the Humane Society of the United States as well as various other awards for her documentary Medicine of the Wolf. The film was predominantly funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign, with people from all over the world donating to see the film happen. In this beautiful and important documentary, filmmaker Julia Huffman travels to Minnesota into wolf country to pursue the deep intrinsic value of the species. 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. The film also has a crucial message: the gray wolf, a top predator of the ecosystem must be preserved on the endangered species list.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
The Humane Society of the United States and Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin presents In celebration of Wisconsin Wolf Awareness Week
The Wisconsin Premiere of the award winning documentary film Medicine of the Wolf Produced and Directed by Julia Huffman
After the screening there will be a panel discussion and Q&A with:
HSUS Wisconsin State Director Melissa Tedrowe; certified animal behaviorist Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.; Robert Mann – Ho-Chunk Nation Elder; woodsman, environmentalist and author,Barry Babcock (who appears in the film); Randy Jurewicz, retired WI DNR Wolf Program Administrator, and emcee Carl Anderson.
Advance tickets only available on-line and by phone at (608) 241-8633.
Wisconsin don’t miss this premiere screening of Medicine of the Wolf during Wolf Awareness Week on October 19th at 7 pm in Madison
About the following poster
This is the official commemorative poster for the MOTW screening in Madison Wisconsin and masterfully designed by artist Ned Gannon http://bit.ly/2aDsrRO
Commemorative posters will be given away at the event by our donor Timothy Jon Coburn. Thank you Tim!
Sponsors: Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin, Medicine of the Wolf & Humane Society of the United States.
Get Tickets: https://goo.gl/h9MgXM or call the Barrymore Theatre By phone at (608) 241-8633.
The following is from a post on Bonnie Raitt’s social media:
From BRHQ — Calling all supporters of wildlife in Wisconsin!
Please support the WI premier of Medicine of the Wolf at The Barrymore Theatre on October 19th!
In this important and moving film, documentarian Julia Huffman travels to Minnesota and into wolf country to pursue the deep intrinsic value of brother wolf and our forgotten promise to him. Questioning the rationale of wolf hunts, the film features captivating testimony from world renown environmentalist and National Geographic photographer, Jim Brandenburg!
Filmmaker Julia Huffman travels to Minnesota and into wolf country to pursue the deep intrinsic value of brother wolf and our forgotten promise to him.
Medicine of the Wolf will take viewers on a journey to understand the powerful relationship that we have with the wolf by interviewing prominent people who represent the different levels of connection to this ancient and iconic species – from Ojibwe creation stories that reflect our interconnectivity to all things, to a lifetime of observations of a complex and dynamic family unit, to a wolf scientist expressing his layered findings in an over 50 year study of the delicate web that wolves weave into our ecosystem.
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The annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference (PIELC) comes to the University of Oregon March 3-6. For the first time in its 43-year history, PIELC has organized a film festival to preview the conference at the Bijou Art Cinemas Feb. 25. Films will also play as part of the conference itself.
“Almost all the films have a panel accompaniment with people involved in the films,” says PIELC co-director, Emily Hajarizadeh. “We chose to incorporate film this year because every year we receive massive amounts of submissions for films, and we haven’t had a space to show them.”
Hajarizadeh says adding the film festival is an attempt to reach out to the community in Eugene. The four-day conference, organized by volunteer student group Land Air Water, is one of a kind, Hajarizadeh says, because it’s free to the public. “We are the largest public interest law conference in the world.”
Nick Cady of Cascadia Wildlands will introduce the film fest and update the audience on wolf issues in Oregon. The first film is Medicine of the Wolf. He says wolf conservation in Oregon “brings out a lot of passionate feelings, and the stories behind the species’ ongoing and inspiring recovery are truly incredible.” He adds, “There are many important policy and conservation decisions presently being made about the species’ future, so we are happy for the opportunity to give folks an update.”
At the enviro law conference itself, Mari-Lynn Evans will be a keynote speaker. She directed Blood on the Mountain, an investigative documentary into the economic and environmental injustices that resulted from industrial control of coal mining. The film will play at 4 pm Saturday, March 5, and Evans’ keynote will be at noon the same day.
One of the conference panels will host a coal miner from West Virginia, Nick Mullin, who was also a subject in the documentary. He will speak about how the mining industry has affected his community.
PIELC organizers say they hope the film festival will help bridge the gap between activists, attorneys and the general population by creating a place for collaboration and discussion.
“There’s a dichotomy between the professionals and wider community,” Hajarizadeh says. “The goal isn’t only to present in a way that is more personable but to provide a forum such as environmental attorneys to collaborate on these issue while also involving the public.”
The film festival is asking for a $5-$10 sliding scale donation, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. The conference is free to the public, but accepts donations as well.
The festival will begin at 6 pm with Cady’s introduction, followed by Medicine of the Wolf at 6:05 pm, Blood Lions at 7:30 pm and The Breach at 9:15 pm at the Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 E. 13th Ave.
PIELC will continue showing environmentally focused films at Straub Hall on the UO campus during the conference. See a full schedule at pielc.org.
Medicine of the Wolf
Directed by Julia Huffman (74 minutes)
Appearing: Julia Huffman and special guest (Screening event information click here)
In this beautiful and important documentary, 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. Medicine of the Wolf centers on the remarkable, world-renowned National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg, who has photographed and studied wolves for 45 years—longer than anyone in history.
Collette Adkins, Senior Attorney for Biologival Diversity, works in the Endangered Species Program, where she focuses on combating exploitation and cruel treatment of rare wildlife. She received her law degree from the University of Minnesota, where she also earned a master’s degree in wildlife conservation. Before joining the Center, Collette was in private practice, where her pro bono work focused on preservation of endangered species and their habitats. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable John R. Tunheim in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Ticket information click here