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School Bd/College/University DVD: $375
3yr Streaming Rights: $375
DVD + 3yr Streaming: $600


Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 60 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2015
Available in French: No

At the headwaters of the Columbia River in BC's Purcell Mountains, Jumbo Creek cascades out of deep snowpack, past crumbling glacial ice, wildflowers, and grizzly tracks. The Jumbo Valley has long been revered for its beauty; and to the Ktunaxa Nation, it is known as Qat'muk, home of the grizzly bear spirit.

Part of an important international wildlife corridor, the Jumbo Valley is one of only two areas in North America where grizzly bears can freely roam between Canada and the U.S. But, for nearly 25 years, local people -- First Nations, conservationists, backcountry skiers -- have fought a large-scale ski resort in Jumbo. Developers face environmental assessments, political roadblocks, and local outcry.
JUMBO WILD highlights the tension between the protection of wilderness and ever-increasing development interests in wild places, while bringing to life the passionate fight to protect the Jumbo Valley.
DVD Features
DVD includes SDH captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and scene selection.
"Jumbo Wild brings to life how different human conceptions of wilderness interface with economic development...The film challenges the viewer to think about how diverse actors see and interact with a lesser developed mountain landscape and the implications of these interactions. It will bring awareness and foster a greater level of understanding about the challenges and value of keeping places 'wild.'"
Dr. Jeremy Spoon, Assistant Professor of Anthropology,
Portland State University, Research Associate, The Mountain Institute

Screened at:
Vancouver International Film Festival
Telluride Mountainfilm
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Banff Mountain Film Competition
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
San Francisco Green Film Festival
Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival

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