The phantom orchid is an endangered flower in BC. This touching short film showcases the plight that this species has faced, while at the same time uncovering the inner struggles of a property owner determined to preserve his land for the sake of nature.. and for the orchid.
British Columbia is one of only two provinces (the other being Alberta) in Canada that does not have an endangered species law. Yet the province is home to more wild plant and animal species than any other province in Canada and is also one of the last holdouts for many large mammals that once roamed much of North America. Alarmingly, 1,900 species are on the provincial species at risk list.
Video directed by Mike McKinlay and Isabelle Groc
Research, Story, and Interview: Isabelle Groc tidelife.ca
Cinematography: Mike McKinlay mikemckinlay.com
Editing: Mike McKinlay and George Faulkner gbfaulkner.com
Original Music and Sound Mix: Mark Lazeski
This video was produced with the support of the Wilderness Committee and the Vancouver Foundation