Hundreds of individuals have contributed to the recovery of the California condor. Just a few who have a role in the Southern California recovery effort are featured in The Condor's Shadow. They and a feisty condor named "Pitahsi" provide a window into what endangered species recovery looks like for the rarest of North American birds.
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In additional to film festivals, The Condor'sShadow has screened nationwide at events sponsored by local Audubon chapters, ornithology groups and environmental orginaztions. On occassion we have been able to coordinate with the Los Angles Zoo to bring in Dolly, the 3 yr. old Ambassador California Condor with her keepers from the LA Zoo Condor breeding program.
When possible we follow the screening with a Q&A with experts like Joseph Brandt, USFWS Condor Biologist, Mike Clark, LA Zoo Condor breeding specialist and Filmmaker Jeff McLoughlin. Please send us a note if you have an interest in hosting a screening. Costs can be minimal and admission can be charged when appropriate to the venue.
In Theater Screenings
Bring The Condor's Shadow to a theater near you! Screening events can be arranged through the magic of Tugg .
Where possible we attend to participate in Q&A sessions to help raise awareness of the challenges that remain for the condor and other birds. Here is a partial list of past screening venues.
When: Fall, Winter 2014-2015
Where: Greater Los Angeles Area on Time Warner, Ch. 235, Orange County and Palos Verdes on Cox Cable, Ch. 810, Ventura and portions of LA on Charter, Ch. 314. LA/OC/Riverside on Verizon FIOS Ch. 470 and over the air.
The Condor's Shadow tells one of
the great conservation stories of
the last century and also presents the scientific challenges of endangered species restoration in a human context accessible to all viewers.
Mark Madison, Ph.D.
U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service Historian
National Conservation Training Center
American Conservation Film Festival Selection Committee Chair
Buy the Film on DVD
The Condor's Shadow DVD is available to educational organizations through Dark Hollow Films.
Captures the interplay between science and human values, along with the dedication and passion of the scientists involved with conserving this iconic species.
John D. Perrine, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Biological Sciences
California Polytechnic State University