A Kodiak National
Wildlife Refuge film highlighting Kodiak's diverse ecosystems and the
conservation history and conservation efforts of the Kodiak Refuge has received
two prestigious awards at national and international film competitions. KMXT's
Erik Wander has more.
National Wildlife Refuge's 12-minute orientation film, entitled, Home of the Great Kodiak Bear, took top
honors in the Nature and Wildlife video category for both the Telly Awards, a national film and video
competition, and the Communicator Awards,
an international competition honoring creative excellence among communication
Center manager Tina Shaw
described the film.
-- (Shaw 1 50 sec "It
was envisioned as ... and Baranov
Shaw said the film has been on view at the Visitor Center
since 2007 and will continue to run on a daily basis.
-- (Shaw 2 31 sec "We've been showing ... for those two awards.")
Shaw described the film, which was produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, as a collaboration with other wildlife film producers in the state.
-- (Shaw 3 20
sec "We were able to
piggy-back ... the images you see.")
The film, featuring bears, salmon, birds, and various marine
mammals from across the Kodiak Archipelago, can be viewed at the Kodiak Wildlife
Center Tuesday through Saturday from
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is available on DVD at the Kodiak Refuge Visitor
Center bookstore. I'm Erik Wander.