The WCFF’s engagement program is collaborating with local and international filmmakers to discover and help continue to share incredible wildlife conservation stories with our worldwide audience. Explore with us as we learn about these amazing films, the faces and hearts behind them and the hopes that drive them to create inspiration to make the changes that we can!
In this episode, coproducer and director, Matt Bracken introduces us to his film “Boots on the Ground,” which premiered at the 2013 WCFF in NYC. Join us as he describes the tumultuous challenge of becoming an antipoaching ranger and his journey to find the best way to share the stories of those who are front line in the war against organized crime poaching. With so many ups and downs, it’s hard to know where his story may end up but, an amazing solution is seemly discovered in Mozambique in the heart of the riskiest areas for poaching and on the edge of Kruger National Park. After watching him create one of the most successful soccer leagues in all of Africa, we find ourselves asking, can soccer really be the answer? Watch to find out and tune in every week to discover more stories about our incredible community!
Thank you to our interviewee Matt Bracken (@wildandfreefoundation), and our intern interviewer Liam Tobin (@liamtobin1)!
Collaboration and editing performed by Michelle Dabkowski (@where2next_meesh)
The WCFF mission is to inform, engage and inspire wildlife conservation through the power of film.
2020 marks our ten-year anniversary! Join is in Los Angeles, September 8-13. New York, October 15-25 and Monterrey, Mexico, November 10-15. International documentary film screenings, panel discussions with filmmakers, scientists and conservationists. Networking, receptions, field trips and more.
Join the planning committee, become media partner or fiscal advertiser, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
#WCFF #Biodiversity #WildlifeDocumentary #ProNaturaNoreste #Mexico #NatureDocumentary #PowerofFilm #NewYork #LosAngeles #Manhattan #Conservation #Environment #WildlifeFilm #NatureFilm #NewYorkCity #WildlifeConservationFilmFestival