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The NatureTrack Film Festival invites you to visit their official selections and check out the exciting trailers attached to many of our films. Visit now and start planning how you will spend your time during the March 22-24, 2019, weekend!
White Wolves – Ghosts of the Arctic
Director: Oliver GoetzlCountry of Origin: Germany
At the very northern edge of Canada is Ellesmere Island, where the unforgiving Arctic winds tear through the tundra, dipping temperatures to 40 below zero. Running through this shifting sea of snow and ice is one of the most hardened predators on the planet, the Arctic Wolf. But as the spring melt approaches, these roaming hunters must adapt to being tethered parents as new additions to the pack have just been born.
With never-before-seen footage of wolf family life, Ghosts of the Arctic is a dramatic and touching story of loyalty, companionship and devotion. It’s an epic true tale that reveals the struggles and triumphs of a family working to survive in one of the last great wildernesses on Earth.
The Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle
Director: John DuttonCountry of Origin: United States
After NOAA research scientists attach a satellite transmitter on a critically endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtle feeding on the giant jellyfish in the nutrient-rich waters of Monterey Bay, California, they uncover an unprecedented epic 7,000-mile migration across the Pacific to the leatherback’s remote nesting beaches in Indonesia. This discovery has led to one of the greatest conservation challenges in the Western Pacific today–the protection of the last remaining nesting beach, promotion of sustainable fishing practices, and the reduction of plastics in the ocean.
The leatherback sea turtle was designated the official state marine reptile of California in 2016.
A Nordic Skater
Director: Paulius NeverbickasCountry of Origin: Lithuania
Focusing on a sport that gets little attention, nordic skating, Neverbickas features a man named Per Sollerman, a photographer who has been skating for the past 10 years. The film will transport audiences to the region of Oslo, as Sollerman tells the story of how the little known sport of nordic skating came to play a big part in his life. “It is rooted deep in our bones that we need to be out in the nature,” says Sollerman.
By giving more creative exposure to outdoor sports, Paulius Neverbickas aims to inspire people to travel actively, explore, and enjoy the beauty of nature. His project “Soultides” is dedicated to telling soulful stories of athletes involved in alternative outdoor sports.
A festival with a cause…
Founded by Sue Eisaguirre, NatureTrack introduces school children to outdoor spaces from the seashore to the inland oak woodlands of Santa Barbara County by providing cost-free outdoor field trips. Utilizing local trails and beaches throughout the county, NatureTrack instills students with leadership skills, attitudes and habits for lifelong learning, inspiring them to be respectful stewards of the natural world. Since 2011, over 18,000 students have had the opportunity to experience a NatureTrack field trip. Demand for the curriculum coordinated program has increased every year with teachers praising the docent-led excursions that align with classroom instruction.
Sue was inspired to bring her outdoor vision indoors and onscreen at the NatureTrack Film Festival so more people could enjoy and appreciate what her docents and students practice and experience in their outdoor “classrooms.”