Idaho Hosts Its Own Nature Film Festival

Mar 3, 2017

Films about nature and conservation in Idaho, the West and around the world are the focus of this year’s Les Bois Film Festival.

The Land Trust of the Treasure Valley and the film company Wild Lens are showing 20 films that highlight everything from kestrels to elk to Bogus Basin’s 75th anniversary to black footed ferrets.

Julia Rundberg is with the Land Trust. She says it’s a locally-sourced, homegrown, free-range, family-friendly, nature film festival.

“Some of the films are fun and light, some of them have really important messages, conservation stories, some of them are just amazing places that you might not ever see. Just a whole range of things. So a film festival to help re-connect us to that landscape that we enjoy,” says Rundberg.

Saturday’s festival has three screenings, starting at the Egyptian Theatre at 11 a.m. with a showing of a documentary about efforts to save a small porpoise in the Gulf of California. A panel discussion following the screening will be moderated by Tom Michael of Boise State Public Radio.

Here's a preview of the films at the festival:

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