The stunning documentary GRASSLANDS by acclaimed filmmaker Ian Toews brings the sights and sounds of the wild prairie to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum auditorium in Regina on Wednesday November 26 at 7:30 pm.
Ian Toews will be on the CBC Blue Sky noon hour Radio program today. http://www.cbc.ca/bluesky/
The Leader-Post also has an interview with Toews.
“For some reason, the whole picture of how … the North American prairie was a beautiful, flowing mass of grasslands, and what it used to be and what it is now, I thought about it but I never really gave it deep thought,” he said.
An appreciation and a captivation, though, slowly crept over the filmmaker as he learned of the bison reintroduction program at Grasslands National Park.
Once numbering in the tens of millions, bison populations were decimated to near-extinction. A park program initiated in 2005 has resulted in the animal’s population creeping up to about 370 in recent years.
“This was one (film) that just seemed like it needed to be made at this point in my career,” said Toews.
Big screen premiere of Grasslands, a documentary by Gemini Award-winning filmaker Ian Toews
This stunning new documentary shot with an Arri Alexa, the state-of-the-art 4k camera, brings the sights and sounds of the wild prairie to the screen. Greater Sage-Grouse on the lek, bison moving in every season through miles of native grass, the full-length documentary was filmed primarily in Saskatchewan’s Grasslands National Park, but includes footage from other grasslands locations in Alberta, Montana, and North Dakota.
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Royal Saskatchewan Museum Auditorium, Regina
Trevor Herriot, one of many grassland advocates featured in the documentary, will introduce the film.
This event is co-sponsored by Public Pastures-Public Interest and Friends of the Museum
Admission: $10 and there will also be a collection to raise funds for the grassland conservation work of Public Pastures-Public Interest
Website for the film www.grasslandsdocumentary.com
***POSTPONING Wednesday’s tour–it was scheduled for Jul 2 but we are going to give the pasture time to dry a bit and do the tour on WEDNESDAY JULY 9 now.
Join award-winning naturalist and author, Trevor Herriot, on
Wednesday July 2 WEDNESDAY JULY 9 for a tour of a community pasture near Regina. Limit of 25 so register early by emailing sahengen[at]sasktel.net!
All proceeds will support the work of Public Pastures: Public Interests (PPPI) to help protect public interest in our Crown grasslands
Native Prairie Speaker Series: What are Native Grasslands Worth?
Oct 23, 12:10pm
Join Nature Regina at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum Auditorium for their next installment of the Native Prairie Speaker Series “What are Native Grasslands Worth?” Presented by Chris Nykoluk, on behalf of Ranchers Stewardship Alliance Inc., SK