Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Highly Anticipated Film, ‘Medicine of the Wolf’ Available Today on Presale

Medicine of the Wolf, the award-winning documentary examining the treatment of America’s gray wolves, goes on presale today for official release on November 10, 2015.


Medicine of the Wolf

It’s the film release we’ve all been waiting for! Medicine of the Wolf, the award-winning documentary examining the treatment of America’s gray wolves, goes on presale today for official release on November 10, 2015.

Proceeds from sales will go towards an educational tour and screening across the country, wherein Julia Huffman and her team will campaign for wolf awareness and work to ignite and inspire more conversations about them.

To pre-purchase a digital download of the film (with bonus material!) visit www.medicineofthewolf.com.

In this beautiful and important documentary, filmmaker Julia Huffman travels to Minnesota and into wolf country to pursue the deep intrinsic value of perhaps the most unjustly maligned animal on the face of the planet. Medicine of the Wolf centers on the remarkable, world-renowned environmentalist and National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg, who has photographed and lived with wolves for 45 years—longer than anyone in history.
Medicine of the Wolf - Jim Brandenburg
Still shot from the film Medicine of the Wolf, featuring Jim Brandenburg

As our guide, Brandenburg enables us to see the world of the wolf as we have never seen it before.
When asked what her thoughts and reflections were about Medicine of the Wolf, here is what Dr. Jane Goodall had to say about the importance of the film and its message for wolves:

“The sound of wolves howling under the stars is for me one of the most haunting and beautiful of nature’s voices. Native Americans revered wolves for their wildness, courage, and loyalty. Today science respects them for the important role they play in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. And countless numbers of the general public are fascinated by them. Yet the myth of fierce and dangerous beasts, handed down from early white settlers, informs much of the horrific and unjustified cruelty and persecution that wolves faces today. Medicine of the Wolf explores the facts. It is powerful, informative and moving, and as I watched I was first enchanted and then enraged. I urge you to watch this compelling and courageous film and tell everyone you know to watch it as well. Thank you, Julia Huffman for making it.” ~Dr. Jane Goodall

Photo credit: Jim Brandenburg
Photo credit: Jim Brandenburg

In addition to winning multiple film festival awards, Medicine of the Wolf has also won the eighth annual Animal Content in Entertainment documentary grant offered by The Humane Society of the United States. The documentary grant is designed to promote animal protection themed content in nonfiction film and television.

Read More >> Medicine of the Wolf wins HSUS Annual Film Making Grant

Nicole Paquette, Vice President of Wildlife for The HSUS stated that, “Julia Huffman and her film Medicine of the Wolf exposes the real threats facing one of America’s most iconic species – the gray wolf. The ecological benefit of these keystone species is staggering: gray wolves modulate their prey herds, protect forest and river health, increase biological diversity and minimize the harms caused by deer on crops and commercial forests, and reduce deer-auto collisions. Now they are facing unprecedented attacks from trophy hunters in Northern Rockies and the possibility for delisting in Wyoming and the Great Lakes region. This film reveals the harsh reality that wolves are facing today and the political hullabaloo responsible for it.”
Medicine of the Wolf, MSPIFF

Sound check before World Premiere at the MSP International Film Festival (photo credit: Britt Ricci)
Back in April 2015, I was offered a unique opportunity to attend the World Premiere of this film at the Minneapolis International Film Festival. The cinematography was stunning and the message, powerful. The entire audience was captivated by Jim and Julia’s story. I am thrilled the time has finally come for everyone to have a chance to see this film for themselves. ~BrittRic


Medicine of the Wolf Trailer from Julia Huffman on Vimeo.

Medicine of the Wolf – Official Movie Trailer:
Digital download (with bonus material) here >> www.medicineofthewolf.