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Living with Wildlife - Screening and Filmmaker Q&A (Calgary, AB)

  • John Dutton Theatre - Calgary Central Library 616 Macleod Trail Southeast Calgary, AB, T2G 2M2 Canada (map)

This is one of three free events at Calgary Central Library on December 11th in celebration of International Mountain Day. Click here to sign up for a presentation on environmental change in the Rockies from Alberta's Chief Scientist Dr. Fred Wrona from 10:30am to 11:30am and click here for presentations on the reintroduction of bison to Banff National Park from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.


Join us for a screening of this 2017 Official Selection of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Leanne Allison.

The Bow Valley of Alberta, Canada is one of the busiest places in the world where people and grizzly bears coexist. 'Living with Wildlife' profiles how communities have adapted to wildlife by having bear-proof garbage systems, fencing and wildlife crossing structures on highways, wildlife corridors, bear management, and education programs.

Living with Wildlife is a partnership project between Bear Conflict Solutions, Calgary Foundation, Town of Canmore, Alberta Parks and Environment, Yellowstone to Yukon, CPAWS, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

About the filmmaker:

After taking a course at The Gulf Islands Film and Television School in 2003, Leanne Allison plunged into the craft of documentary filmmaking while following the Porcupine Caribou Herd. Most of what she’s learned since those initial days comes from direct experience and, according to the various producers she’s worked with, a natural affinity for working in film.

Her specialty is working as a one-person crew in difficult (and hard-to-reach) locations in the outdoors. She has the skills to ski, hike and paddle into remote settings, capture the required footage and sound, and return to her edit suite where she crafts the raw materials into a compelling story.

Her projects include the feature-length documentaries Finding Farley and Being Caribou, the Cannes Cyber Lion Award-winning Beary 71 interactive documentary, and a variety of conservation shorts.