FOR THE WILD'S ORIGINAL FILM ‘WHEN OLD GROWTH ENDS’ SELECTED TO COMPETE AT SXSW
comeherefloyd: Article by CHF STAFF / APR 12, 2018
The Tongass National Forest is the world’s largest remaining temperate old growth rainforest, home to some of last healthy salmon runs on Earth. In 2016, after interviewing EarthJustice’s lead attorney, Tom Waldo, about the destruction of these precious forest ecosystems, Ayana Young felt called to take a stand for the Tongass. Assuming the ambitious role of a first time film director, producer and editor, Ayana led an all woman crew to Southeast Alaska to produce For The Wild’s first film, When Old Growth Ends. Emotional and heart wrenching, the film is a love story through the eyes of the salmon, the old-growth trees, the indigenous peoples who call the Tongass home, and a group of women with a passion for protecting wild places. The film will be premiering on Sunday, March 11th, at the annual Films for the Forest Competition at South By Southwest (SXSW). The film will also be featured at additional festivals throughout the year.