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The Right to Be Wild

Madileine Torneman
United States, 2018, 87 min.

In English.
This film is family friendly.

In the mountains of Arizona and New Mexico lives a very rare and endangered subspecies, the Mexican Gray Wolf, also called Lobo. In the early 1970's, this wolf was believed to be completely gone from the wild. When a ten-year-old female, together with four males, was found in the Sierra Madres of Mexico, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Mexican government began a daring operation to save the Lobos. Today the Mexican Gray Wolf faces yet another possible extinction due to its genetics and limited habitat. Will the mountains of the Southwest be able to hear its howl forever echoing in the wild?

Director's Statement

The Right to Be Wild will be able to show viewers rare footage of the Lobo, dramatic filming from a helicopter cruising just above the treetops, following a wolf, tracking wolves, eco tours through wolf country, learn the history of the Lobos and how they bounced back from the brink of extinction. The viewer will also learn about the Lobo as a keystone species in the eco system. Furthermore, how it enhances and promotes health and vitality to the land and the ripple effect it has to the animals that inhabitants that territory.

Category: Documentary.
Themes: Animals, Environment.

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