This short quirky film by Back of Beyond Media depicts the Gunnison sage-grouse, and its battle against extinction. The film begins with a narration about the history of the bird, how it’s already lost 90% of its historical habitat, and how the majority of that land was lost because of unmitigated development.
In the next portion of the film, it gets a bit more experimental and fun as Erica Prather, the author and director of the film, performs a dance as the Gunnison sage-grouse – an animal known for its strange mating dance – with her friends performing as a big-horned sheep, a fox, and a Bureau of Land Management employee.
The film acts as a call toward action, and directs viewers to sign a petition asking the Bureau of Land Management to protect the Gunnison sage-grouse’s habitat in their Resource Management Planning process.
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“Last Chance to Dance” in the News
- “Can an Experimental Dance Movie Save the Doomed Gunnison Sage Grouse?” Harris, Kyle. Westword. January 25, 2017.
- “An Activist Playground: Wild & Scenic Film Festival.” Talbot-Heindl, Chris. Rocky Mountain Wild. January 17, 2017.