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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