Three exclusive documentary screenings during the International Wilderness Week

Next Monday, 19th of October, we start the biggest online Wilderness festival so far! There will be many great presentations from all over the world! Make sure you register to be able to participate in this extraordinary event. On Wednesday, our Wilderness Community Day, we will take our listeners to Wilderness areas around the world. Physical travelling is currently limited, but it is still possible to experience the beauty of nature from the comfort of your own home. The whole Wednesday is dedicated to the many Wilderness areas around the world and the local communities that experience, protect, and look after them. Exclusive to our participants, we will be streaming several documentaries about Wilderness. These movies will be available to watch for free only on Wednesday. After each viewing session, you will have a chance to talk to the director and team behind the movie! Do not miss this opportunity and register now!

The Wolf Mountains

The Wilderness documentary “The Wolf Mountains” produced by the Arolla Film company is depicting the most undisturbed natural places of Slovakia. The movie is showing Poloniny National Park in north-eastern Slovakia. It got its name “Wolf Mountains” from an old map dating back to the 16th century. Since then, humans did not significantly impact the area and it has remained wild for centuries. Poloniny is a remote paradise of biodiversity beyond the reach of roads. The area is covered in primeval forests full of majestic bisons, red deer, roe deer, wild boar, lynx, wolves, brown bears, beavers, otters and other forest inhabitants. The movie will give you a glimpse of this beauty and might even change your understanding of wildlife forever.

If our land was able to create such amazing miracles in the past, it will manage to do it again. If we create really large protected areas and leave them on their own, we will experience things we can’t even dare dreaming of today.

Erik Baláž
“The Wolf Mountains” director

The Ancient Woods

The Wilderness documentary movie “The Ancient Woods” produced by Mindaugas Survila is capturing life in one of the last remaining old growth forests in Lithuania. This poetic movie shows how old forests do not age or die but “grow into eternity”. The movie take the viewers on an adventure to explore forest thickets and wolves’ caves and up to black stork’s nest, and then deep into the water to the underwater forest, returning to the human beings inhabiting the edge of the woodland. The movie goes without narration to give a stage to the rich sounds of nature. Therefore, each animal is a narrator and each viewer interprets the story individually.

We recommend to tune in not only to our European audience, but it is also a perfect end of the day for our Asian viewers. Get comfortable and relax after a long day with a meditative views of this documentary. We also recommend it for American viewers – can there be a better start of the day than sounds of black storks and owls in their nests?

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The Meaning of Wild

“The Meaning of Wild” is a beautiful Wilderness documentary taking its viewers to one of the wildest landscapes of our planet – The Tongass National Forest of Alaska. This half-hour documentary follows wildlife movie maker Ben Hamilton through his wild adventure. He travels by boat, plane, kayak and foot and experiences the magnificent beauty and true value of Wilderness.

Alaska is wild in many different ways and might be hostile to intruders. The documentary captures Ben’s encounter with bears, calving glaciers, ancient forests, and harsh seas. However dangerous these encounters seem to be, they bring out the best in Ben and show how important these wild landscapes are for each of us. “The Meaning of Wild” inspires viewers to celebrate and respect Wilderness for what it is.

Register now to save yourself a spot

During International Wilderness Week you will have an exceptional chance to view these extraordinary documentaries! After each viewing session, we will tune in with the directors of each documentary. So, you will be able to ask questions and discuss about the movie making personally. Register now to be able to experience the International Wilderness Week to the fullest!

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