2022 (USA) 89 minutes

Directed by: Eric Bendick

Perched on the edge of extinction, the panther is an emblem of our once connected world. A vision of what could be again. Or else, a forerunner of what could befall our planet. This odyssey of hope and heartbreak is the culmination of more than five years in the field, 500,000 still images, and over 800 hours of ultra-high-definition camera trap footage. Against all odds, wild panthers have been stunningly captured in their native ecosystem, as they’ve never been filmed before. These wide-ranging apex predators, one of the most elusive and endangered wild cats in the world, are also the inspiration for a visionary idea: a wildlife corridor. It’s the beginning of a wild ‘path’ that could one day stretch into every corner of the American continent. This groundbreaking story inspired the passage of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Act – the first legislation of its kind and a blueprint for addressing habitat fragmentation and species extinction across the globe. Today, the movement continues to grow. The world stands at a crossroads – and the panther is showing the way. 

The Village Cinemas at Northstar – December 3 – 8:15pm

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