Return of the Desert Bighorn

Nachdem in den 1960-ern alle einheimischen texanischen Wüstendickhornschafe ausgerottet waren, begannen Naturschützer den langen Kampf, sie wieder anzusiedeln. Nach jahrelanger harter Arbeit nach der Trial-and-Error-Methode gibt es wieder einen gesunden Bestand in Texas. Der Film zeigt, wie Biologen und Naturschützer Wüstendickhornschafe einfangen, markieren und nach Westtexas umsiedeln.

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Regie: Charles Post

Charles is an ecologist, environmental marketing consultant, and award-winning filmmaker. With nearly a decade of experience studying at U.C. Berkeley while earning his Bachelor of Science and Master's degree in ecology, Charles applies his passion to efforts that may inspire our next generation of ecosystem thinking stewards. He is the Environmental Lead at Sitka Gear, and co-founder of The Nature Project, a non-profit dedicated creating opportunities for underserved youth to experience nature. Charles and his wife, Rachel Pohl, call Montana home.

Regie: Ben Masters

Ben Masters is a filmmaker, writer, and horse packer who splits his time between Bozeman, MT and Austin, TX. He is most known for Unbranded, a documentary in which he and three others adopted mustangs and rode from Mexico to Canada to inspire wild horse adoptions. Masters studied wildlife biology at Texas A&M University and sits as the wildlife management chair on the BLM's volunteer Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board. He writes for National Geographic Adventure, Western Horseman, and is a published author. Masters is an award-winning film producer with Audience Awards at Telluride Mountainfilm, Banff International Film Festival, Hot Docs International Film Festival, the Equus Film Festival, and others. He is currently directing a series of character driven conservation short films.

Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
9 Min.
Regie: Charles Post, Ben Masters
Kamera: Adam Foss, Ben Masters, Logan Lewis, Collin Baggett
Schnitt: Nina Vizcarrondo
Musik: Noah Sorota "Unbranded"
Produktion: Harrison Lindsay, Sloane Brown, Ben O'Brien,
Nominierungen: Publikumspreis Bester Kurzfilm 2019