Carrying On The Tradition
Wednesday, March 17 2010 @ 10:14 PM EDT
Contributed by: richardpitt
Those who cannot learn from history, are doomed to repeat it. Hancock Wildlife Foundation has access to the archives of a number of wildlife photographers and videographers including of course, David Hancock's own films going back to the 1950s and 60's. It will take time and money to bring these archives to the web so that we may again enjoy them, but we think this will be worthwhile - so we've added it to the list of projects that we are looking to you for funding for.
To give you a taste of the kind of films we're talking about, I direct your attention to some recently released 1/2 hour documentaries now available from PBS. These were made back in 1969 and aired on TV in 1970 as a series. While they are not from our available archives, they are similar in scope and subject matter to what we have.
The "Our Vanishing Wilderness" series was made before the first Earth Day. These films were made before most people realized that our environment was not capable of absorbing all the pollution we were spewing - the were made before GreenPeace was founded - and they were made before David Hancock started fighting to re-build the wild eagle population around Vancouver.
We're sure you'll agree that the messages in these films is still worth telling. That's one of the reasons we are doing what we do here - helping you understand and learn to empathize with the wilderness creatures we have over the years harmed.
Please take some time to review these films - then come back and see what you can do to help us restore some or all of the ones we and David have in the archive.