Environmental Film Festival: Transcending Boundaries
"TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES": PERSPECTIVES FROM WATERTON-GLACIER INTERNATIONAL PEACE PARK (USA / Canada, 2011, 13 min.)
Straddling the border between the United States and Canada, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is a critical ecosystem within The Crown of the Continent, one of the premier mountain regions of the world. The park is the focus of this episode of “Transcending Boundaries,” a series of documentaries exploring trans-boundary issues in and around International Peace Parks. Exploring a variety of geographic, cultural and ecological issues with a diverse range of people engaged in conserving this ecosystem, including National Park Rangers, Blackfeet Native American professors and Rotary presidents, the film presents a complex web of stakeholders and issues. Directed and produced by Cory Wilson. Co-produced by Todd Walters, Megan Greeley, and Saleem Ali.
"TRANSCENDING BOUNDARIES": PERSPECTIVES ON TRANSBOUNDARY CONSERVATION IN THE CENTRAL ALBERTINE RIFT VALLEY (USA / Canada, 2012, 10 min.)
This episode takes us to the Central Albertine Rift Valley in East Africa in the Great Lakes region between Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The film explores geographic, cultural and ecological issues with a diverse range of people engaged in conserving this critical ecosystem, and evaluates the impact of conflict in the region and the ongoing initiatives for post-conflict peace-building through trans-boundary environmental conservation. Directed and produced by Cory Wilson. Co-produced by Todd Walters, Elaine Hsiao, and Saleem Ali.
Both films introduced by Geoffrey D. Dabelko, Director, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Discussion by Saleem Ali, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Vermont; Todd Walters, Founder, Executive Director, International Peace Park Expeditions and filmmaker Cory Wilson follows the screening.