We Should Build Mandolins is the story of Tom Ellis, Austin, Texas' master mandolin builder and inlay master. After successfully building some of the world's finest mandolins from 1970s to the early 1990s, Ellis quit building instruments to run a successful company (Precision Pearl Inlay) that built parts for many other guitar and mandolin manufacturers.
The Art Of Wild Trailer
This is a story of people who don't fear Earth’s sharpest elements, but rather have established profound connections with these wild landscapes through athleticism and artistry.
Lifestyle Promo for SOLE Footwear
On both a global scale as well as for many young Chinese, everything in adult life starts in university. Although lasting only a few years, it often has a long term influence on their lives as they establish their future aspirations, form relationships, and create an identity. University students as a group are a large representative of Chinese youth; as the next generation, they will be the ones to develop and revitalize China.
How is music consumed, listened to, composed, and interpreted?
A project exploring how the digital era is effecting the style and culture of musicians and their tools. The possibility of a death of style, and the “death of the fan” and a critical view of art, as the subjective view of the audience in a social and cultural context, is discussed in an accompanying written publication.
Coastal Voices: Navigating the Return of Sea Otters
In June 2014, a diverse group of people with a shared passion for our oceans risked to think in new ways and listen to new ideas. We are a group of First Nations leaders, artists, scientists and journalists who gathered together on British Columbia’s central coast to discuss the profound transformations triggered by the recovery of sea otters.
Emerald Forest, Fish Eye Project
fisheyeproject.org Fish Eye Project hits screens across Canada on June 8th 2016 for two limited live dive shows. Go diving without getting wet and communicate directly with divers, scientists and marine enthusiasts in real-time from the theatre.
BORDERSKI Trailer (2016)
BORDERSKI explores the shapeshifting nature of borders through a ski expedition to the Pamir mountains, where wild sheep and local communities are increasingly circumscribed by fences. From political frontiers to physical limits, barbed wire to traditional notions of wildlife conservation, this film by Lindsay Marie Stewart and writer Kate Harris challenges basic assumptions about how borders shape our world—and makes a bold new case for thinking beyond them.
A Hand To Stand Trailer
Natural Connections is proud to present A Hand To Stand, a short documentary on seven Indigenous students in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest building their own wooden Stand Up Paddleboards, using traditional knowledge in a modern day world. In a nation where the odds are stacked against Aboriginals finishing school and breaking out of the poverty trap; these kids face progression, persistence, and perseverance. The Bella Bella Community School shows you have got to be bold enough to begin and strong enough to succeed.
Speak Up for the Scott Islands
This is Triangle Island. It is a refuge for a million nesting sea birds, over 60,000 tufted puffins, half of the world’s Cassin’s Auklet population, and the second largest Steller’s sea lion rookery in the world. Canada is proposing to protect the waters around Triangle and the other Scott Islands as a National Wildlife Area. However, this proposed designation currently allows for industrial fishing and shipping to continue within the park boundaries, setting a poor precedent for future Marine Protected Areas in the Great Bear Sea. Please speak up for the Scott Islands today. The government is accepting public comments until January 29th, 2017. Visit pacificwild.org/take-action/campaigns/protect-the-great-bear-sea to submit your letter through our online form. It takes seconds to save countless sea lions, elephant seals, up to 10 million migratory birds, whales, sea otters and so much more. They deserve the best protection we can give them. Thank you!
------ Music "Ocean" by Gorkem Han Jr. Produced & edited by Lindsay Marie Stewart for Pacific Wild Video footage by Ian McAllister and April Bencze for Pacific Wild
See what we accomplished together in 2016
There has never been an uneventful year in Pacific Wild’s conservation campaigns to protect Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest, but 2016 is definitely going down in the history books as one to remember.
Your contributions have helped our campaigns, research, communications, system change efforts and conservation and advocacy programs gain visibility as a vibrant and potent force for environmental change. Additionally, our collective efforts for this coast have set the stage for future conservation accomplishments.
Pacific Wild | Save BC Wolves
This year, nearly 200 wolves were killed as part of B.C.'s wolf cull. Of all the wildlife issues @PacificWild has worked on over the last decade, it is hard to find one that has brought so much international opposition and condemnation. Why isn’t the BC government listening? Their message to people worldwide and their own constituents is that wildlife and habitat conservation is not a priority. This makes the next decade of Pacific Wild’s ambitious conservation strategies even more critical. The B.C. Wolf Management Plan needs an overhaul, starting with this unscientific, costly, and inhumane program.
Produced & Edited by Lindsay Marie Stewart for Pacific Wild
Filmed by Ian McAllister for Pacific Wild
Pacific Wild | Stop the Grizzly Bear Trophy Hunt
An average of 300 grizzly bears are killed by hunters in B.C. every year. The number of grizzlies legally slaughtered for sport is excessive and nothing is being done by the provincial government to stop this archaic act from occurring, year after year.
This year we have finally seen the ban get the attention it deserves after tirelessly opposing trophy hunting.
Produced & Edited by Lindsay Marie Stewart for Pacific Wild Filmed by Ian McAllister for Pacific Wild