Jenny Nichols, Joe Riis, Arthur Middleton | 2016 | 28 min.
2017 Official Selection
Scientist Arthur Middleton, photographer Joe Riis, artist James Prosek and filmmaker Jenny Nichols join forces in this documentary that captures the migration of elk in the Yellowstone area through a multidisciplinary lens. For many of the elk herds that summer in Yellowstone National Park, home is outside the protected park boundaries the rest of the year, as far as 70 miles away. Mirroring a similar expedition undertaken in 1871 that fused science and the arts, this modern band of explorers join their ungulate counterparts on a trek from Wyoming’s rangeland through snowy mountain passes and treacherous river crossings to the rugged beauty of Yellowstone’s high-alpine meadows. Along the way, they meet backcountry guides and cattle ranchers whose lives are intricately tied with the fate of the elk and other migratory species that call the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem home.
|October 6, 2018||Laramie||WY||University of WY Biodiversity Institute; Berry Center|
|September 22, 2018||Cheyenne||WY||Atlas Theater|
|May 11, 2018||Jackson||WY||Pink Garter Theatre|
|April 27, 2018||La Grande||OR|
|April 21, 2018||John Day||OR||Madden Brothers Performing Arts Center|
|April 13, 2018||Walla Walla||WA||Whitman College Maxey Auditorium|