Coexistence is Possible: Film screening and discussion
Elke will screen her short film “Wolves and Humans-a story of coexistence” and “Bison Nation” a short film she produced about our last wild bison. She will explore different ways of coexisting peacefully with wild animal species and tell a new story of why we all belong in the web of life. Telling stories from her field work with wolves, bison, bears, moose and mountain lions, she will explain how to conduct ourselves in a healthy way when we live with large wild animals as our neighbors. By understanding who wild animals really are and how old stories and myths have shaped our current relationships based on fear of them, each one of us can contribute to change those stories.
Elke is a filmmaker, conservationist, teacher and the founder and director of the nonprofit Web of Life Foundation W.O.L.F. She teaches and lectures widely on the importance of predators in the ecosystem and the preservation of the Web of Life. Her mission is to foster a healthy coexistence between wilderness and civilization and the reconnection of humans to the natural world.