Josh Izenberg, Brett Marty, Speculative Films | 2022 | 17 min.

2023 Official Selection

Biologist Tim Shields has watched Mojave desert tortoise populations plummet since the 1990s. The latest threat? Ballooning raven populations, from increased human activity. Tired of “taking notes on a catastrophe,” Tim exchanges observational biology for direct intervention. Building drones, rovers, laser cannons, and exploding tortoise shells, Tim wages technological war on ravens in a final effort to save the species.

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