|A group of wildlife advocates and conservation organizations will host a free public screening of the film Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison Wednesday, April 25th at 7 pm in the Museum of the Rockies’s Hager Auditorium. This event will feature a pre-screening of the film, set to air on Montana PBS later in April. The film will be followed by a brief discussion with bison advocates regarding current bison conservation and restoration efforts, particularly in the area around Yellowstone National Park. A reception with drinks and light refreshments will be held immediately following the program.
Facing the Storm, a critically-acclaimed documentary from Doug Hawes-Davis of High Plains Films, depicts the story of our tempestuous relationship with the American bison, icon of the West. The film explores both the history and the future of this magnificent animal — from the tens of millions of wild bison that once roamed the West to the tribes that still maintain connections with them; from the slaughter of bison in the late 1800s to conservationists’ vision to restore bison on today’s Great Plains.
The film screening will kick off a local discussion series exploring the question, “What’s next for wild bison in Montana?” Recent changes in the physical and political landscape have sparked new dialogues amid the longstanding debates over bison management. The brief discussion following the film screening will set the stage for a longer, ongoing dialogue about finding places and ways to live with wild bison on today’s landscape.
For more information, contact Zack Waterman at email@example.com, or 919-696-8329.