Join the researcher Phillip Vannini and his family on their travels around the world, as they explore the significance of ‘the wild’.
Have we modern humans lost our sense of the significance of the wild?
In the Name of Wild tells the story of a five-year journey through ten countries on a quest to discover what ‘the wild’ actually means. The documentary transports us to ten UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Thailand, Italy, Iceland, Canada, Belize, Ecuador and Argentina.
Along the way, the family meets local residents and finds out what wildness means to them. Their points of view teach us all about coexistence with the great outdoors and wildlife in all their various forms. The film encourages us to reconsider the importance of wildlife and the values that underlie the conservation of our environment and cultural heritage.
While the film is beautiful, it also raises a number of urgent questions about our behaviour as a species on our planet.
Phillip Vannini and his wife will give an introduction to the film before the screening, and at the Q&A session after the film their daughter, who is also involved in the project, will be present.
Professor Ole B. Jensen from Aalborg University will moderate the Q&A session.
The event is in English.
About Phillip Vannini
Phillip Vannini is a somewhat unconventional researcher who has made numerous films and radio programmes. In the Name of the Wild is his latest production and premieres in early October. One of Vannini’s previous documentary films was about people who live off-grid: in other words, without electricity, internet etc. He is a wonderful storyteller and an astute analyst.
To find out more, visit https://www.inthenameofwild.com