Eyes in the Forest: The Portraiture of Jim Lawrence - 12:36 minutes, HDV, Colour, Stereo
Produced and Distributed by Small Town Films Inc.
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Synopsis: Follow experimental filmmaker Miriam Needoba in this rare view of British Columbia’s remote Selkirk Mountains as seen through the eyes of wildlife photographer Jim Lawrence. Interweaving the startling imagery of Lawrence’s still photography with Needoba’s sublime cinematography, Eyes in the Forest: The Portraiture of Jim Lawrence is both a restrained study of landscape and wildlife, and a conversation between two artists and their art forms.
Lawrence is as much a part of the landscape as the grizzly bears, eagles, caribou and squirrels he captures on film. Combining the engaging soundscapes of the environment with Lawrence’s gentle narration, this short documentary transports the audience deep into this wild and beautiful world.
“I wanted to provide an experience – an intimate view of this world that is often hidden from sight but is deeply impacted by human action,” says Needoba. “I hoped that representing their world, and Jim’s experience of it, would inspire greater empathy and understanding for the wildlife we so admire.”