By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager
The WSFF is an amazing film festival and Rocky Mountain Wild is always happy to bring those films to Denver; films that motivate and inspire our members and supporters to continue doing what they do to keep the Rocky Mountains as wild as possible, even in a political climate that is working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen.
The event is also an opportunity to gather like-minded individuals together – those who enjoy the rich environment we have here in Colorado and who are determined to protect that environment for future generations – to meet, network, and support each other in their individual efforts.
This year, we will continue our tradition of making it easy for those like-minded individuals to support the species, places, and causes they care about in our Citizens Action Hub. The Hub will feature a myriad of direct actions that attendees can take from local non-profits to effect change in our backyard and all over the world.
Two such actions that will be featured in The Hub this year involve the reintroduction of wolves in Colorado, a concept that has been in the news lately. Defenders of Wildlife will feature a postcard drive to support a wolf awareness week proclamation for 2018 at their table; Rocky Mountain Wolf Project will have a table full of information and a way for you to sign your support for wolf reintroduction.
And the WSFF Denver stop will include a local film about wolves in Colorado. Canis Lupus Colorado is the story of the past, present, and future of Colorado’s now extinct native wolf population. Here is a brief preview of that film:
This event could not happen without the generosity of our local sponsors, some of whom will be on site in The Hub as well. We’d like to thank: Center for Biological Diversity, Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media, Colorado Renewable Energy Society, Defenders of Wildlife, Denver Zoo, People and Pollinators Action Network, Rocky Mountain Wolf Project, Rover.com, The Wilderness Society, Wild Connections, and Wildlife Protection Solutions for sponsoring this event!
Tickets are $14 for Denver Film Society members and $15 for non-members. Tickets do sell out on the day, so be sure to get yours ahead of time. A portion of the proceeds of the event will benefit Rocky Mountain Wild.