Pursuing the Monarchs

Anna Chahuneau, Sylvaine Mella, Fabien Hameline | 2017 | 52 min.

2019 Official Selection

Award Winner: 2019 Student Filmmaker Award, Anna Chahuneau

This succinct yet poignant documentary examines the social and biological factors causing a rapidly waning monarch butterfly population across North America. Pursuing the Monarchs traverses viewers across the American heartland from the vast plains of Iowa to the jungles of Michoacán. It is an intrepid journey across the front lines of one of Earth’s most treasured species’ battle for survival against rampant deforestation and the devastating practices of industrialized agriculture.


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