Award winning documentary, San Francisco—Still Wild At Heart, is a virtual case study of the arrival of coyotes in our urban communities. This film has been described as "uplifting, lyrical, moving" and "an absolute treasure of a film."
Unfolding first in San Francisco, the film follows the story of the coyote across the national canvas—to New York City's Central Park; to Chicago, where more than 2,000 coyotes live today; and to rural California, where sheep ranchers find promise in innovative non-lethal predator control methods to protect their livestock.
Here is a link to the film's trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNeBBfStBRE
A discussion with Brent Plater of the Wild Equity Institute (http://wildequity.org/) will follow the film. The Wild Equity Institute is a San Francisco non-profit working to unite grassroots conservation and environmental justice movements in campaigns that build a healthy and sustainable global community for people and the plants and animals that accompany us on Earth.
Light refreshments will be available. I am super excited to use my newly acquired (from freecycle) air popcorn popper. Bonus points if you bring your own reusable bowl. And the fine folks from The Fizzary (http://www.thefizzary.com/) have kindly agreed to donate soda.
The Wild Equity Institute office is a short walking distance from the 16th Street BART Station and several Muni bus lines. Please visit 511.org (http://511.org/) to plan your route.
About the filmmaker: Melissa Peabody’s credits include Turner Broadcasting (Dolphins In Danger) and an Animal Planet 13-part series (Wyland’s Ocean World), as well as many other documentaries for international TV broadcast. She is the executive producer and owner of Living World Films LLC (http://www.livingworldfilms.com/Living_World_Films_LLC/Home.html).