Wildlife Conservation Film Festival at LBI Foundation Aug. 15

Aug 06, 2018

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival will visit the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences on Wednesday, Aug. 15, and again in September and October, to show award-winning documentary films and facilitate a panel discussion stemming from LBIF and WCFF’s shared mission to inform, engage and inspire wildlife conservation and the protection of the environment. Three documentaries from the elephants and rhinos series will be highlighted at the Aug. 15 event: “Elephants in the Coffee,” from India; “Gardeners of the Forest,” filmed in Laos; and “The Poachers Pipeline,” an exposé out of South Africa.

Approximately 30 minutes of Q&A will follow the viewing.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; films begin at 7 p.m.

The WCFF, an international organization, “holds its flagship festival in NYC for 10 days with over 100 documentary films representing more than 40 countries globally,” said LBIF membership and community coordinator Jillian Schratz. “The films selected for this series have never been included in any festivals in New Jersey, so don’t miss what may be your only chance to see them,” she encouraged.

A Sept. 13 viewing, meanwhile, will focus on big cats, and documentaries about Madagascar and Borneo will be shown Oct. 11.

Tickets are $18 per evening, and are available in advance or at the door. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.

Purchase tickets online at lbifoundation.org, or call the LBIF main office at 609-494-1241. The Foundation is also on Facebook, at facebook.com/lbifas, and Instagram, @lbif.

LBIF is located at 120 Long Beach Blvd. in Loveladies. —J.K.-H.

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