WildSides is a non-profit that creates award-winning educational, documentary & journalistic multimedia.
We believe that all of us can have more civil conversations and find better solutions by learning to understand each other, even if we don’t agree with each other.
Scroll down to learn about our three primary 2018-2019 initiatives. But first...
July Highlight: Red Wolf Conflict Untangled
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a new rule for the endangered red wolf. Among other things, it would reduce the recovery area for the only wild population of red wolves in the world from 1.7 million acres across five counties to 204,000 acres of public lands. You can learn more from their press release here.
YOU have until July 30th to provide your comments about this proposed rule. Since 2011 we, WildSides, have been filming about the red wolf and with people on all sides of the red wolf issue. So we feel it’s important to share what we can, as quickly as we can, in order to provide you with as much depth as possible. Each week during the public comment period, we will give you more content and more stories. Join us on this important adventure...
Join our three main initiatives for 2018 & 2019.
Red Wolf Conflict Untangled
This multimedia project is an update of our 2012 work. It explores the human and wildlife stories on all sides of the conflict over the endangered red wolf, while identifying similarities among everyone. We explore the social, economic and environmental aspects of the issues.
ALS, Environment & Wildlife
Building from the success of our documentary, Staring Down Fate, WildSides is developing educational multimedia delving into a new "Human-Wildlife Common Ground" project: environmental issues connected with human neurodegenerative diseases (like ALS, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's) and wildlife health.
WildSides' new program to teach our youth how to tell other people's stories. Our purpose is to:
1) Teach our youth a skill set that will help them in school, life and their future; 2) encourage understanding and empathy for other perspectives; and 3) create a mentor network to help our youth on their road to success.
New Release: STARING DOWN FATE
Our Award-Winning Feature Documentary Film
Four years of filming about the endangered red wolf issue took a drastic turn in 2015. Chris Lucash, a red wolf biologist, was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). The following two years resulted in this film. Staring Down Fate is a documentary about searching for purpose in life and in mortality; about finding inspiration in the face of uncertainty. It is a story about 7.4 billion people and our relationship with nature, told through one person's life - Chris Lucash. This intimate, timely and deeply personal film inspires us to live our lives with purpose.
When you donate to WildSides, you can get behind-the-scenes access to our work. At some donation levels you can take part in strategy sessions. Other levels provide you pre-release access to films or other media. All levels bring you into the fold as we all work together to drive understanding, supplement the 24-hour news cycle with depth and knowledge, celebrate our differences and highlight our similarities in an effort to guide us forward. Together we can make this world a better place.
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