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Wild Animals and Humans

We humans have been disconnected from all the other animals for eons. We fear our wild brothers and sisters and pass on this fear to our children. Yet, coexistence is possible when we teach the next generation to be compassionate and connected. A video for young adults, adults and children.

  • Elke Duerr
    Stories of Wolves-The lobo returns, Wolves and Humans, Preserving beauty, Wild Food
  • Elke Duerr
  • Elke Duerr
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    9 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 29, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    Digital, Apple ProRes HD
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Director Biography - Elke Duerr

Elke is a bi-national filmmaker, conservationist and teacher and the founder and director
of the nonprofit Web of Life Foundation W.O.L.F.. She teaches and lectures widely on
the importance of predators in the ecosystem and the preservation of the Web of Life,
and fosters a healthy coexistence between wilderness and civilization and the
reconnection of humans to the natural world. Her favorite classes are with children as
she loves to debunk myths and preconceived notions about our animals and natural
world and revolutionize the way we see and experience nature.
Just recently, Ms. Duerr completed a short film about our endangered river otters which
was screened at the New Mexico Film Festival and received the Aldo Leopold
Southwest Legacy film award in the category of best adult short film for her film
“Preserving Beauty”.
Her full-length documentary “Stories of Wolves-The Lobo returns” premiered in Santa
Fe, New Mexico in October of 2011 and she currently presenting film screenings and
outreach talks in the US and Europe.

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Director Statement

We all belong in the web of life. No exceptions. Ever since I was a child I have been deeply connected to nature and her creatures. Now is the time to give back and be a voice for the voiceless animals and earth and to preserve the vanishing wildness inside and outside of us.