"The Evolution Of Madagascar", produced by Any Clark will premiere at the 2016 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival in New York, October 14-23. This ten day event, now in its six year, is the first and only film festival on the globe to inform, engage and inspire the protection for global biodiversity. More than 85 films will be screened, most world premieres and over 30 international film producers and scientists will be in attendance. The WCFF founder is Christopher J. Gervais.
SYNOPSIS: This is the world’s oldest island. Life unlike anywhere else on the planet. For an enthusiastic young ecologist, Madagascar is a land of wonders. But when his search for the world’s largest lemur, the Indri Indri, leads him to discover just how close to extinction such species are, he searches for reassurance that all is not lost. Traveling the country, he get’s to know the wildlife and the people of Madagascar, seeing first hand the harsh reality of the evolutionary fight for survival. In so doing, we learn of the origins of life on this island, and what so threatens it’s future. Human development, deforestation and fire-based agriculture has pushed the iconic wildlife of Madagascar to the very edges of it’s existence. With the help of conservationists, can we find a way to save it, before it’s too late?