Witness the Wild is an exciting programme of FREE public events happening around this year’s Wildscreen Festival, the world’s biggest wildlife documentary festival which runs from 10-14 October.
Our pedal-powered wildlife cinema is touring through Bristol showing the very best films that have been entered into this year's Festival in the most sustainable way possible. To create the cinema, we joined forces with Stand Up for Nature, an NGO started by local students Hannah Pollock and Jamie Unwin, whose mission is to inspire meaningful change in hard-to-reach communities through powerful filmmaking and communications.
Warm clothing and sensible shoes are strongly recommended. Please note that Arnos Vale Cemetery is not a fully accessible site, and there is limited parking. Use public transport, cycle or walk if possible. If you would like further information on accessing the site and buildings please contact email@example.com
This screening is completely free, but booking is required due to restricted capacity. Seating will be provided for this event.
About Witness the Wild
This series of events will see the natural world take over Bristol, and includes pop-up and pedal-powered wildlife film screenings, endangered species street art and an open-air, environmentally friendly, sustainably-sourced photography exhibition, featuring some of the world’s best wildlife photographers.
All of our screenings will feature Panda-nominated films. The prestigious Panda Awards or ‘Green Oscars’ are the pinnacle of the Wildscreen Festival and are the most revered prizes in the wildlife filmmaking industry. This year's awards are taking place on 13 October at Bristol’s Colston Hall.
Witness the Wild is kindly supported by Bournemouth University, The Bristol Bike Project, Film Hub SWWM, Minirig, Southville Deli and U-Drive Van Hire.
All of our Witness the Wild film screenings are free and have their own unique programme.
18:00 The Hunt: the Hardest Challenge
The highly acclaimed BBC series “The Hunt” approaches predation as never before, taking an intimate look at the remarkable strategies employed by hunters to catch their prey and the hunted to escape. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the new series comes from multi-Emmy®-winning executive producer Alastair Fothergill (The Blue Planet, Frozen Planet) and series producer Huw Cordey (South Pacific, Frozen Planet) — the makers of the landmark series Planet Earth.
In this, episode 1: The Hardest Challenge, the extraordinary range of techniques predators use to catch their prey is revealed - from a leopard using all its powers of stealth to stalk impala in broad daylight to wild dogs, whose tactic is to wear down their prey over long distances; from Nile crocodiles, the planet's most patient predators, to killer whales who use teamwork and intelligence to take on humpback whales. But even with these finely tuned strategies, the outcome is far from certain. Who will come out on top, the predator or the prey?
A production by Silverback Films, co-produced with the BBC, BBC Worldwide, BBC America, The Open University, CCTV9 & NDR Naturfilm
Wildscreen Panda Award nomination: Series Award, Script Award,Cinematography Award (large crew), Editing Award, Music Award, Films at 59 Sound Award
Photo credit: Huw Cordey