Susan Todd & Andrew Young/2018/45 min/Wildlife
Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 p.m. [South}
The Ancona School, Chicago
Saturday, March 9, 11 a.m. [W Suburbs]
Thatcher Woods Pavilion, River Forest
FILM DESCRIPTION: In “Backyard Wilderness,” we follow Katie, a young girl, and her modern family living next to the woods who are blind to the real-life spectacle around them, absorbed by an array of electronic devices in their busy lives. Katie gradually discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door and we experience the joy she finds in her interactions with this new world. The film showcases a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests to reveal inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy.