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This film festival will explore of the lives of our fellow beings’ strategies for life. Come discover how animals navigate, solve problems, and cope with their environments. Some of their reactions may be surprisingly familiar! Please join us for this all ages film series. A short discussion with the presenters will follow the films. Facilitator for this series is Terri Teas. Other presenters are Gary Nelson and Kitty Enright.
Terri Teas is a retired RN with 35 years of experience. An inborn love of all things living brought her to QUUF in 2014. She is from San Diego and lived in Alaska for 16 years.
Friday, March 2
HOW SMART ARE ANIMALS explores the intelligence of dogs, dolphins, octopus, parrots and other species. Through specific examples, this film shows how other species are creative and learn to adapt to humans forms of intelligence, as well as scientific studies on non-human animal intelligence and their unique ways of being intelligent. A discussion after the film is open for all to share other thoughts and experiences of animal intelligence, plus Marine Biologist Howard Teas will be available to answer questions. Great for all ages.
Friday March 16
A MURDER OF CROWS Although cultures around the world may regard the crow as a scavenger, bad omen, or a nuisance, this reputation might overshadow what could be regarded as the crow’s most striking characteristic – its intelligence. New research indicates that crows are among the brightest animals in the world. NATURE’s A Murder of Crows brings you these so-called feathered apes, as you have never seen them before. (In case you're wondering why the name "murder" - that is another noun for a flock of crows)
Friday March 23
About the film FLY AWAY HOME - Bill Lishman is a Canadian inventor and sculptor who actually raised a flock of parentless Canadian Geese and taught them to migrate with him from Canada to their nesting grounds in North Carolina. His method is revealed in this lovely film with fictional characters, gorgeous photography and haunting music. A must see for all ages!
Friday April 6
THE CREEPING GARDEN is a captivating look at a little-known aspect of the world beneath us - slime molds. If you have never heard of slime molds, you are not alone. Thought slime mold is not a fungus, it sometimes resembles one. In fact slime mold is a soil-dwelling amoeba, a single cell organisms described throughout this film as "intelligent". THE CREEPING GARDEN offers a unique and entertaining glimpse into this fascinating world. You may have seen an orange gooey blob in our local forests - that's slime mold!
These films are presented by Quimper Animal Advocates (QAA). It's FREE. There will be a discussion and sharing after the film, if you want to stay.