Wrangling Russia

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The Valley of the Wolves
Sequoia 2Sat, May 5 9:00 PM
Over three years, filmmaker and wildlife enthusiast Jean-Michel Bertrand traipses over mountain and valley in a remote area of the French Alps in his quest to pinpoint a family of wolves he believes—with all his heart—have established a den there. With unabating good humor and infinite patience and enthusiasm, he keeps himself, and the viewer, amused as he spends days and weeks alone in a blind, with his cameras at the ready. Through both the splendid days of summer and the deep snows of winter, he heads out with minimal gear and seemingly survives on tough bread and cheese, a feast of salami, and a bit of honey and now and then. The boundless sweeping beauty of these lands is captured magnificently and, with few words spoken, we begin to understand why this place is essential and why keeping it wild is so vitally important. Preceded by WRANGLING RUSSIA US 2017, 11 min, Director Ilie Mitaru IN PERSON: Director Ilie Mitaru Sponsored by Teresa Wolf
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The Valley of the Wolves
Rafael 3Sun, May 6 5:00 PM
Over three years, filmmaker and wildlife enthusiast Jean-Michel Bertrand traipses over mountain and valley in a remote area of the French Alps in his quest to pinpoint a family of wolves he believes—with all his heart—have established a den there. With unabating good humor and infinite patience and enthusiasm, he keeps himself, and the viewer, amused as he spends days and weeks alone in a blind, with his cameras at the ready. Through both the splendid days of summer and the deep snows of winter, he heads out with minimal gear and seemingly survives on tough bread and cheese, a feast of salami, and a bit of honey and now and then. The boundless sweeping beauty of these lands is captured magnificently and, with few words spoken, we begin to understand why this place is essential and why keeping it wild is so vitally important. Preceded by WRANGLING RUSSIA US 2017, 11 min, Director Ilie Mitaru IN PERSON: Director Ilie Mitaru Sponsored by Teresa Wolf
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Film Info
Country:US
Running Time:11 min.
Language:Russian
Director:Ilie Mitaru

Description

Seemingly out of place, four American cowboys take on the task of training Russian ranchers as they set out to resurrect the local beef industry.

IN PERSON: Director Ilie Mitaru

Additional Information


Ilie Mitaru is a producer and director who has done work for The Guardian, Vice News, NBC, PBS, and Al Jazeera, among others.  Mitaru holds a Masters in Journalism from the CUNY Graduate school of Journalism, where he was awarded a Tow-Knight Fellowship in Entrepreneurial Journalism in 2016. Mitaru’s work spans genre and formats, from award-winning POV docs to TV news and commercials to travel shows and food series. He currently lives in a closet-sized studio on top of all his camera gear in Chinatown, NYC.