Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest is a cinematic journey into the tragically threatened world of endangered mountain caribou whose home is the world’s largest remaining inland temperate rainforest. Critical human and political choices will ultimately decide the fate of this stunning ecosystem, which spans from the US, through much of the Kootenays, north to the Yellowhead Highway.
With Canada failing to protect critical caribou habitat from logging, mining, and recreation, honour the treaty rights of indigenous peoples, and protect the integrity of the natural systems of this region, this film gives voice to First Nations, scientists, foresters, conservationists, and recreationists attempting to chart a new path forward before it is too late.
Join Wildsight and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative for a screening of the 35-minute film in your community, followed by a panel discussion on the endangered mountain caribou with experts and conservationists, including: John Bergenske and Dave Quinn of Wildsight, Candace Batycki of Y2Y, the filmmaker David Moskowitz, Trevor Kinley, wildlife biologist, Greg Utzig, conservation ecologist, Rob Serrouya, manager of caribou monitoring at U of Alberta, Jim Smith, forester, Jasmin Caton, Valhalla Mountain Touring owner & Patagonia ambassador, and Adrian Leslie, NCC South Selkirks Program Manager.
Read more at laststandfilm.org.
November 7: Creston @ Prince Charles Secondary School, 7PM.
November 8: Fernie @ The Arts Station, 7:30PM
November 9: Kimberley @ Centre 64, 7:30PM
November 10: Cranbrook @ the College of the Rockies Lecture Theatre, 7:30PM
November 13: Invermere @ David Thompson Secondary School Theatre, 7:30PM
November 14: Kaslo @ The Langham Theatre, 7:30PM
November 15: Castlegar @ The Castle Theatre, 7:30PM
November 17: Revelstoke @ The Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre, 7:30PM
November 18: Nelson @ Selkirk College – Shambhala Music & Performance Hall, 7:30PM
CANCELLED: November 19: Silverton @ Memorial Hall, 7:30PM
CANCELLED: November 20: Nakusp @ The Bonnington Arts Centre, 7:30PM
November 21: Golden @ The Centre for Peace at St. Andrew’s United Church, 7:30PM
Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Thank you to our tour sponsors and partners: Arc’teryx, Patagonia, Friends of the Lardeau River, Purcell Outdoors, High Country Sports, North Columbia Environmental Society, West Kootenay Ecosociety, and the Revelstoke Backcountry Guides.