In this edition of Radio Goes to the Movies, we inquire about a new documentary from Bozeman based Grizzly Creek Films with director, Eric Bendick, PATH OF THE PANTHER.
Drawn in by the haunting specter of the Florida panther, it follows a wildlife photographer, veterinarians, ranchers, conservationists, and Indigenous people, who find themselves on the front lines of an accelerating battle between the forces of renewal and the forces of destruction that have pushed the Everglades to the brink of ecological collapse.
Once ubiquitous in North and South America, but now perched on the edge of extinction, this perilously small, sole remaining population of the panther east of the Mississippi is an emblem of our once connected world. A vision of what could be again.
We spoke with the Emmy Award winning director of Path of the Panther, Eric Bendick, about his work and this powerful new film via Skype on April 5, 2023.
It will be premiering on the National Geographic/Disney+ channel on April 28, 2023.
Source: FloridaWildlifeCorridor.org; Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.
You can view Eric’s films, CHASING GHOSTS, https://dceff.org/film/chasing-ghosts/
and THE WILD DIVIDE https://dceff.org/film/wild-divide/
LTE: FWP proposals would put mountain lions in peril https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/opinions/letters_to_editor/letter-to-the-editor-fwp-proposals-would-put-mountain-lions-in-peril/article_505ce7d4-ee7c-11ed-8bdd-73f1fbc85aab.html