The Guardians

Ben Crosbie & Tessa Moran/2018/70 min/Wildlife

FILM DESCRIPTION: A visually dazzling meditation on the delicate balance between humans and nature, “The Guardians” elegantly interweaves the lives of the iconic monarch butterfly with an indigenous community in Mexico. Both depend on the same ancient forest for their survival and now face an uncertain future. The people of Donaciano Ojeda must carve out a sustainable future in their ancestral lands now part of the protected Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Additionally, with the Trump administration’s ongoing efforts to construct a border wall, the impact on the monarch butterfly will stretch far beyond Donaciano Ojeda community and reserve featured.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. Contains heavy themes, graphic images & language.

Sunday, March 3, 12 to 2:30 p.m. [North]
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue. Refreshments available.

Wednesday, March 6, 6 to 8 p.m. [West]
Chicago Public Library, Toman Branch, Meeting Room,
2708 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue. Refreshments available.

Director  Ben Crosbie.

Director Ben Crosbie.

Saturday, March 9, 2 to 4:30 p.m. [Lake County]
Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St.,
Ray Bradbury Room (lower level), Waukegan

Filmmaker Q&A with Ben Crosbie.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.

Director  Ben Crosbie.

Director Ben Crosbie.

Saturday, March 9, 7 to 9:30 p.m. [West]
St. Malachy + Precious Blood, 2252 W Washington Blvd.,
Elementary School Gymnasium, Chicago

Filmmaker Q&A with Ben Crosbie.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats.