THE FILM

With passion and conviction Wild Daze walks a tightrope race for survival by braving the tenuous tie between humans and nonhumans.

Set in Sub-Saharan Africa, in her compelling and new documentary, Wild Daze, director and producer, Phyllis Stuart shares the unvarnished truth about the battle between our paradoxical craving to control nature and our ultimate need to save the wild. ​ 

 

Wild Daze wades audiences gently through Africa's complex and murky complicity and corruption to witness how human activity takes a huge toll on the wild.  Anchored by stunning visuals and emotional interviews, experts like Dr. Jane Goodall and American trophy hunters, leave audiences wanting to know how to help protect the wild animals who share our home. 

 

Stuart does not lead with destruction but instead shows us Africa and its heart-breaking beauty while revealing the potentially irrevocable consequences if we cannot turn the tide against this dire ecocide.

All human beings are tied to animal welfare in ways both ethical and existential.  Saving the rainforest and its precious biodiversity helps everyone. ​ Most people don't realize African wildlife is facing extinction, but believe Africa is a massive frontier teeming with wildlife still largely devoid of humans, but we have lost 83% of wild mammals and 50% of plants. 

During the course of filming and meeting hundreds of seasoned conservationists, Stuart learned how saving the wild is as much about helping people as it is about protecting non-humans. However, since human beings are dependent on nature when we work to save nature, and non-humans, we are really working to save ourselves. Since human survival hangs in balance, we must decide whether we see ourselves as superior, as custodians, as entitled consumers or as a part of a delicate ecosystem.

Employing mesmerizing visuals captured by brilliant wildlife photographers and seasoned cinematographers, aided by powerful narration from Emmy-winning actor, Keith David, and bolstered by a bold musical score from Emmy-winning composer, Lolita Ritmanis.

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"The animals of this planet deserve our support not because their lives are beautiful to witness for humans, but their lives are beautiful to themselves.

 

It is a joy to support those who see the intrinsic value of all life, such as the crew behind

 Wild DaZe."

Ari Nessel, Founder

The Pollination Project

“Wild Daze represents a shot across the bow of complacency, a wake up call that it’s not too late but that wild things in wild places need our help now more than ever. At Wildlife Works we have been on the front lines of defending Africa’s elephants for over 20 years.

 

We have had great success but in many places elephants continue to be slaughtered. One of the most difficult battles we must face is fighting complacency. If the world either forgets the plight of elephants and other wildlife or believes it is a sad inevitability that we will lose our wild things in our wild places then our job gets so much harder.” 

 

Mike Korchinsky, Founder

Wildlife Works

"Wildlife poaching is one of the world's most dire, cross-cutting threats: it takes a brutal toll on precious species, environmental treasures, and human security in a part of the world that merits much more media coverage and attention. Wild Daze amps up the spotlight on this issue with a sobering, accessible lens we can't afford to ignore. Some of the deadliest armed conflicts and terrorist networks on the planet thrive off of ivory and horn trafficking, and use many of the same international trade routes, commercial facilitation, and money-laundering mechanisms as the world's most menacing drug cartels." 

 

Holly Dranginis, Senior Policy Analyst Enough Project

  "I love this movie. And when filmmaker Phyllis Stuart contacted me to help

create an impact campaign for new documentary film Wild Daze,

I had no choice but to say, 'Yes'. 

By co-creating Wild Safe, we will upgrade the cocoa business to save the wild.  

There is a complete breakdown and disconnect in the agricultural world and the supply chain, that has molded

 the food distribution and manufacturer’s roles in contributing greatly to the destruction of our Earth’s natural ecosystems". 

Alexandra Saunders, CEO Nuubia

& Co-Founder. Wild Safe

CONTACT

 

Light Productions, Inc.

Info@EnthuseTV.com

Telephone: 310-229-5365

 

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