Reviews and Festivals
"Each segment stands alone, adding versatility for science and ecology discussions. Budding scientists will take inspiration from seeing team members who are in their 20s, with responsibility for putting change into place and making a difference in human/animal interaction."
— School Library Journal
"Extinction can happen fast and by surprise, but some extreme conservation methods to create dramatic but positive changes have been used by some scientists and groups to give endangered species a fighting chance. This inspiring three-part documentary is suitable for Grade 8 students to adults."
— Green Teacher
"Highly Recommended...This documentary asks viewers to help these brave people in whatever way they can. We are inspired knowing that although we have had such a horrendous impact on our environment, it is possible to go to extremes to reverse our effect. This film is appropriate for libraries serving children and adults...An optimistic film, and presents us with a wonderful learning opportunity for raising future conservationists."
— Educational Media Reviews Online
"A spectacular film and a superb addition to my graduate course in conservation biology and wildlife forensic sciences. Being able to show my students real-world examples of conservationists and wildlife scientists in action was very inspiring for them – they had an overwhelmingly positive response to hearing insights directly from the scientists themselves and the film sparked extensive discussions. Where many nature documentaries leave the viewer feeling discouraged and pessimistic, this one did not – through both effective storytelling highlighting three often-overlooked species and the researchers working to save them, along with beautiful cinematography, it captured not only the frustrations and challenges of the work, but the successes that are possible and the deep connections that humans have with the natural world. I highly recommend this for both undergraduate and graduate students in conservation, ecology and wildlife and fisheries sciences."
— Susan Underkoffler, Program Director, University of Florida Wildlife Forensic Sciences
“Nothing but praise for this three part nature activist documentary...An informative experience showing the work that some humans are doing to protect wildlife populations who are suffering at the destruction to their habitation by the effects of human development...Incredible editing, on all fronts, kept the film moving and breathing and interactive at all parts, enveloping the audience in the nature and emotions of those portrayed on the screen. The sound was spectacular, wholly natural, and the dreamy footage of the cranes still plays in my head weeks later...This stunning, engaging documentary should be seen on the big screen where much of the beauty can be soaked in.This is one I hope becomes widely spread to teach and to show.”
— Christiana Leonardo, studentfilmreviews.org
“An invigorating story.”
Colorado Environmental Film Festival, Best Feature Film
Belleville Downtown DocFest
Sonoma International Film Festival
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival