Wild DaZe


Rafael 3 Mon, Oct 8, 2018 6:30 PM
Century Larkspur Wed, Oct 10, 2018 8:30 PM
Century Larkspur Sat, Oct 13, 2018 5:30 PM
Film Info
Category:Active Cinema
Section:Valley of the Docs
Running Time:102 min.
Premiere Status:World
Director:Phyllis Stuart
Producer:Phyllis Stuart
Cecilia DeMille Presley
Andrew Sugerman
Screenwriter:Phyllis Stuart
Cinematographer:Kosmos Mwongela
Meryem Ersoz
Gilbert Maina
Editor:Yumeng Chen
Ting Yu
Laura Lacy
Cast:Dame Dr. Jane Goodall
Keith David
Will Travers
Holly Dranginis
Print Source:Phyllis Stuart
Note Writer:Nadia Ismail


In her compelling documentary, Phyllis Stuart explores African wildlife on the brink as human activity takes its toll. Humans are tied to animal welfare in ways both ethical and existential. Through interviews with a wide swath of experts from Dame Jane Goodall to hunters, Stuart offers a multifaceted view of African ecosystems as they relate to global animal rights, human rights, and the environment. Rampant corruption that allows poaching, the ivory trade, and the illicit bush meat market to flourish complicates animal rights activists’ fight to save species that are nearing extinction. With passion and conviction, Wild DaZe invites us to take on the role of protector in response to the widespread exploitation of our environment and the animals who call it home.

Expected filmmaker team and guests include Producer/Director/Writer Phyllis Stuart; Narrator/Actor Keith David; Producer Andrew Sugarman; Music Composer Lolita Ritmanis; Enough Project cast member Holly Draginis;  Wildlife Works cast member Mike Korchinsky; Bonobo Conservation Initiative's Sally Jewell Coxe; film seed funder Ari Nessel, founder of Polination Project (All Screenings)

Sponsored by:

In association with Wildlife Works

Additional Information

Phyllis Stuart made her directing debut in 1997 with the documentary film, I Think I Cannes. Additional credits include producing the documentary Bert Stern: Original Madman (2011), Executive Producing and Creating an ABC Primetime Special, 50 Years of Funny Females (1995), directing and producing The Paranormal Portal (2000), a documentary; writing, directing and producing Get Into My Shorts (2001), a TV movie; and creating and producing The Women's Image Awards (2005 - 2017), a live TV special. Wild DaZe is Stuart's third documentary feature.