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Environmental Festival and Artist Talk with Daniel Byers of Skyship Films

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - October 4 @ 8:30 pm

Registration required — see link below.

Join the Barrington Land Conservation Trust for a two-day Film Festival featuring the works of award-winning environmental documentary filmmaker Daniel Byers of Skyship Films.

Daniel Byers has travelled to some of the most remote places on earth to film stories of Indigenous Peoples and their struggles to preserve their native lands, way of life, and the species with whom they share these natural places.

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. Daniel will present three of his short environmental documentaries and share his experience as a filmmaker seeking to capture important stories in extreme conditions.

In the remote Darién Gap, the Emberá tribe of Playa Muerto find an unlikely ally in protecting their rainforest when a rare Harpy Eagle nest is discovered near their community. “Aguilucho” Premiered at the 2021 DC Environmental Film Festival and is playing in festivals worldwide.

Throughout their history, the A:shiwi people have made a pilgrimage through the Grand Canyon to leave offerings at traditional sites, gather materials for their cultural practices, and visit the place where their ancestors first emerged from the four Underworlds and into the light of day. Follow the A:shiwi rain priests and medicine men as this sacred migration down the Colorado river is documented on film for the first time – from the pueblo at Halona Idiwana’a to shrines and ancient settlements, through canyon walls carved by the petroglyphs of the ancestors. Zuni in the Grand Canyon Premiered at the DC Environmental Film Festival in 2018. It received the Best Language Preservation Film Award from the Gallup Film Festival.

Register for Day One here.

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m. Daniel will present a feature-length environmental documentary and one short film. He will share his experience as a filmmaker seeking to capture important stories in extreme conditions.

The Wolf OR-7 Expedition team retraced by bicycle and on foot the approximate route taken by a GPS – collared wolf called Wolf OR-7. The wolf was born in NE Oregon and in 2011 left his pack and dispersed South to find new territory. He became the first known wolf in California in nearly 90 years, and he is still out there… Follow six adventurers as they retrace the route taken by a GPS-collared Oregon wolf. Their mission is to explore human-wolf coexistence and meet the people along Wolf OR-7’s route who now find themselves in wolf country.

You’ll also visit a remote region in Madagascar, where three ecosystems — forests, lakes and mangroves — are home to an abundance of rare and threatened species, including the Madagascar Fish Eagle.

Register for Day Two here.


October 3 @ 6:30 pm
October 4 @ 8:30 pm


Barrington Public Library
281 Country Rd
Barrington, RI 02806 United States
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