5 films in this block (64 minutes)


What do mammoths, buffalo, orcas, migrating birds, and rhino’s all have in common? They, like all animals, that need our protection! Check out this block and see how people around the globe are ensuring that our animals are kept safe this in every changing world.

The Films

Black Mamba Anti Poaching Unit

  • Year 2016
  • Country South Africa
  • Runtime 5 min
  • Director James Suter

Black Mamba is a documentary about young, fearless women working in the anti-poaching unit who go out in the bush everyday — weaponless — to patrol and protect wildlife. These courageous women have inspired many through raising awareness of poaching by visiting 668 learners, educating the youth and providing jobs.

The Fight for Flight

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 16 min
  • Director Jason Whalen

A film about the spring songbird migration through the Great Lakes region and the people who interact with them. From research to rehab, it takes a lot to understand and conserve this natural phenomenon.

Boy-zshan Bi-den (Buffalo Return)

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 9 min
  • Director Colin Ruggiero

Bison were nearly exterminated across North America. Thanks to the Shoshone tribe, the National Wildlife Federation and the coordinated efforts of a host of other individuals and organizations, bison have finally been brought back the Wind River Indian Reservation and a landscape that they once defined. This short film show their return after a 130 year absence and the significance it has for the Shoshone and the rest of America.


  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 26 min
  • Director Grant Slater

In the remote Russian Arctic, an aging scientist and his son are trying to recreate the Ice Age. They call their experiment Pleistocene Park –a perfect home for woolly mammoths, resurrected by modern genetics. But the mammoths are only a means to a bigger end: defusing a carbon timebomb frozen in the permafrost to slow the effects of global warming.

Dedicate: Freediving with Orcas

  • Year 2017
  • Runtime 8 min
  • Director Jacques de Vos

Award-winning underwater photographer Jacques de Vos journeys to the Lofoten Islands in Norway to realize his dream of photographing orca while freediving. His experience in the presence of these creatures is beyond anything he could have imagined.