We’ve partnered with the New York WILD Film Festival to bring some amazing documentaries to our community.
New York WILD is a unique annual documentary film festival in New York which showcases topics from exploration and adventure to wildlife, conservation and the environment, bringing all things wild to one of the most urban cities in the world.
More than ever, people are fascinated with all things connected to the planet and aware of the urgency to save it.
Through powerful, exhilarating films and conversations, New York WILD is a platform to create excitement, identify critical issues, build partnerships, and reach audiences that care about exploring, discovering and protecting our planet.
Our goal with the New York WILD Film Festival partnership is to expand these vital conversations and you could help us make a change by attending this event!
Come get wild with us!
September 12th 2019 (Thursday)
7:00PM - 9:00PM
7:15PM - 8:30PM: Film Program
Drinks | Food | Giveaways
Director: Erik Bulckens
Endless powder fields and a magnitude of potential lines aren't immediately what you may think of when talking about Iran...
This mini documentary tells the story of Iranian pro snowboarder Mona Seraji who invites two fellow snowboarders from Australia, Amber Arazny and Michaela Davis-Meehan, to come discover the wonderful mountains of Iran.
THE KING'S KEEPER
Director: Thomas Rowell
Prahlad spent most of his life working with elephants in the circus in India. Today, he works in a place where “we work for elephants.” Gajraj, a seventy year old tusker who’s name means “King of the elephants,” spent nearly fifty years of his life in chains. When Prahlad first saw him come out of the rescue vehicle and step into the Elephant Conservation and Care Center he says “I had my heart set on him.”
FOUNDER / CEO
Filmmaker, passionate conservationist, avid sailor and scuba diver, Nancy Rosenthal made a variety of award-winning films about the natural world for National Geographic before exploring contemporary issues and the performing arts as stories. The independent feature film Last Dance Nancy worked on was shortlisted for an Academy Award. Her talent for discovering films that tell powerful stories in new ways, combined with her keen eye for up-and-coming filmmakers, makes her a frequent juror for film festivals around the world. Nancy strongly believes in the power of film to engage NewYorkers in exploration, environmental advocacy, and conservation hence the founding of the New York WILD Film Festival. She is an active member of the Explorers Club, Co-Chairing the 2016 Explorers Club Annual Dinner. She joined a flagged expedition to Papua New Guinea for a documentary film project, HeadHunt Revisited. Nancy is also a proud Trustee of Egan Maritime Institute in Nantucket, MA.
Thomas Rowell grew up in a log cabin up a dirt road in the mountains of North Carolina. He studied directing theatre at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and has since had residencies in dance and mask at the Waaw Centre in Sénégal and the Kennedy Center for the performing arts. His first film project followed dedicated conservationists working to conserve the Álala. Since then he has filmed conservation efforts with rhinos in Kenya and the US and worked with elephants, bears and leopards in India. He is a National Geographic Explorer for his work alongside Wildlife SOS India to mitigate human-sloth bear conflict.