Environment and Science
10:54 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Florida Wildlife Corridor Film: Vision Of A Connected Land

Carlton Ward Jr., Elam Stolzfus, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie speak to a packed auditorium at the West Palm Photographic Center premier of the film.
Carlton Ward Jr., Elam Stolzfus, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie speak to a packed auditorium at the West Palm Photographic Center premier of the film.

Last year four explorers took an epic journey through the Florida outdoors. They traveled the entire length of the state to raise public awareness for the Florida Wildlife Corridor, a vision to connect what remains of the natural lands and waterways of Florida's interior. Expedition members documented the journey through photography, social media updates, special events along the way and a documentary film. It's called Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee, and is now showing on public television stations throughout the state.

I spoke with expedition members Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, Carlton Ward Jr., and award winning filmmaker, Elam Stoltzfus, at the film's West Palm Beach premier.


Some highlights of the interview:

MW: What will the viewer be surprised by in the film?

Carlton Ward: We set out on this journey with wildlife, water and landscapes in mind, and you could say it became a story about people more than anything else.

MW: In 20 or 50 years from now, will the film be documentation of something we've lost?

Mallory Lykes Dimmitt: I am optimistic and do believe that in 50 years from now we will look back on this film with a historical perspective that this is one of the milestones that really got this corridor protected.

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