Les Bois Film Festival 2018 Film Information

 

1 PM SHOW

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HOME
For Boise native Nick Symmonds, Boise has always been home. It just took leaving for him to realize how special home really is. As a professional runner and a 2x Olympian, Symmonds traveled all over the world. A place that he wanted out of so badly ends up being the place he most desires.

 

SCIENCE IN AMERICA    
Neil deGrasse Tyson offers important words on science in America.

MEXICAN FISHING BATS
In the Sea of Cortez, researchers delve into the mystery of a bat that makes its living at sea.

 

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EVERY BEND
Every Bend follows three Montanans and their different relationships with Montana's waterways - a rafting and hiking guide, a fly fishing guide and artist, and a whitewater instructor. Montana's rivers have affected each of them differently, but their way of life depend on healthy, free-flowing rivers.

 

 

SKYE’S THE LIMIT
Follow one woman’s journey to highlight the effects of plastic on an island in Scotland. Circumnavigating a stunning, remote and beautiful place via paddleboard, she brings positive and engaging solutions to the UK’s plastic addiction.

 

WILD ICE-BACKCOUNTRY SKATING ALASKA
Backcountry skating is the practice of hunting for wild ice, whether on a river, lake glacial lagoon or inside an ice cave.

 

STREAM THAT I CALL HOME
On the banks of one of North Idaho’s important bull trout streams, the Whizpops sing a migration ballad. The future of bull trout depends on their annual migration to clear, cold, connected and complex steams to spawn.  The music video “Stream that I Call Home” tracks the journey of large adults swimming back to the small mountain streams of their own beginning, to spawn the next generation.

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SKY MIGRATIONS
While it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an entire hemisphere to raise a raptor. Experience what stewardship and conservation can do for raptors in the Great Basin and beyond.

 

 

 

THE GREAT PRETENDER
After the loss of an important display feather, a famous Superb Lyrebird struggles to win a mate during the most competitive song and dance competition in Australia.

 

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GRAND CANYON TIME
This film explores the layers of time experienced on a 24-day raft trip down the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River.

 

 

IDAHO HIGH DIVIDE
The Idaho High Divide is one of North America's last wild gems, boasting the wildest set of unprotected public lands left in the lower 48 states. These wild lands are at the heart of a lasting, unchanged landscape—something that has disappeared under the hands of development in many of the lower 48 states and in many other parts of the world.

 

THE JOURNEY OF WATER
Look in on wildlife as water cycles through its cycle from high mountains to low valleys.

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DRAGGING 235LBS UPHILL BOTH WAYS
The next generation is becoming increasingly plugged in to electronics and out of touch with the outdoors. A mother of four decides to turn off the screens and make a change.

 

 

 

THE TIME TRAVELERS
The USA Rafting Team has never won a world championship. Follow these scrappy men as they train, travel, and attempt to break the speed record by rowing down 277 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

 

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SHINRIN-YOKU (FOREST BATHING)
Forest bathing is the practice of taking short, leisurely visits to a forest for health benefits.

 


7 PM SHOW

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WILDLIFE AND THE WALL
This film showcases the beautiful landscapes of the United States-Mexico border, discusses what a border wall would impact beyond immigration, and provides a look at how a few wildlife species in the area would be affected.

 

 

WILD ICE-BACKCOUNTRY SKATING ALASKA
Backcountry skating is the practice of hunting for wild ice, whether on a river, lake glacial lagoon or inside an ice cave.

 

SCIENCE IN AMERICA    
Neil deGrasse Tyson offers important words on science in America.

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THE FIX
Chinook salmon swim 850 miles from the ocean to Idaho to spawn in the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River. When the endangered fish arrive, they find a watershed turned upside down by a gold dredge. The Fix explores the daunting task of fixing a broken river.

 

A NEW MESSAGE FOR SMOKEY
This film highlights how forest fires across North America are as natural as sunshine and rain, and have been burning regularly since the end of the last ice age. Contrary to Smokey the Bear’s message, large fires are restorative to our forests.

GOING HOME
This film chronicles the inspiring annual return of chinook salmon to the headwaters of Idaho’s Salmon River, 900 miles and 6,500 vertical feet from the Pacific Ocean.

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TIMBO
Construction of dams in the Brazilian Amazon would destroy the heart of the world's largest rainforest, and severely affect the community of the indigenous people in the area. The flood would also cause a large amount of toxic plants to dissolve in the water, leading to severe poisoning or even death among the local tribes. These plants are commonly known as Timbó.

 

THE MIRNAVATOR
Ultra-runners overcome obstacles on every trail. In this film, Mirna Valerio overcomes the negative voices that don’t believe she belongs in the sport.

 

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THE LOCAL OYSTER STOUT
An oyster farmer, a shucker, and a brewery collaborate on Maryland's first farm to table Oyster Stout beer, reviving a time-honored tradition of the industrial past and charting a future for sustainability in the Chesapeake Bay.

 

 

THE SHAPE OF A RIVER
Carving its way from farmland to badland, the Yellowstone River is a shape-shifter, coursing through the landscape as the very lifeblood of Montana. See the river through the eyes of those whose lives it intersects.

 

WILDLIFE SPEAKS: THE VAQUITA
This first film of a longer series shares the perspective of the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita.

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OUR WILD
A new generation of public land warriors and scientists are diligently fighting to understand and conserve American heritage.  Our Wild showcases the hard work of three fly fishing obsessed biologists dead set on better understanding mule deer migrations in Wyoming.  

 

 

INTO THE PIONEERS
Positioned between glamorous Sun Valley and desolate Craters of the Moon, the Pioneer Mountains are, for many, a blank spot on the map. Explore the valleys and peaks of Idaho’s second highest range with the Outdoor Idaho crew and friends they make along the way.