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About the Movie
"To look into the eyes of the Wolf is to see your own soul" once proclaimed American Author and Scientist Aldo Leopold; In this beautiful and important documentary, filmmaker Julia Huffman travels to Minnesota and into wolf country to pursue the deep intrinsic value of perhaps the most unjustly maligned animal on the face of the planet. Medicine of the Wolf focusses on these extraordinary sentient creatures and the remarkable, world-renowned National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg, who has photographed and studied wolves for 45 years—longer than anyone in history. As our guide, Brandenburg enables us to see the world of the wolf as we have never seen it before. Documented with stunning cinematography of the Northern Minnesota landscape "wolf country”, Medicine of the Wolf tugs at the emotions while presenting the complexities and highly charged politics now surrounding an animal being pushed towards extinction.
An Important Film
Medicine of the Wolf captures the essence of who we are - or who we should be as a people: an evolving species sharing this planet with reverence for all living things. Thanks to filmmaker Julia Huffman you leave this documentary not only with a newfound understanding and reverence for the wolf population, but you understand how the wolf is such an integral force to maintain our planet's ecosystem. Beautifully done. I highly encourage anyone who cares about all life on Earth to watch this film.
Medicine for our soul
Buckle up, turn up the volume and experience ethereal music, songs of the soul and the story of the wolf. Join Julia Huffman, director of Medicine of the Wolf as she takes us on a journey. Chapter by chapter, we are introduced to Canis Lupus. Along the way, a wolf biologist, Native American Indian Elder, photographer, a youth program with rescued wolfdogs and others, share with us the history of the wolf, their value as Apex predators to the ecosystem, their beauty, and how their strength and survival depend upon the family unit or pack. They also teach us about the cultural and spiritual significance of the wolf and their ability to draw us in to a deeper spiritual sense of self and love.
Sadly, while the language of the wolf is universally recognized by their soulful howls, there is a divide in how they are understood and seen; going back to the story of Little Red Riding Hood and today; their fragile place on the endangered species list. By some, they are viewed as ruthless killers and werewolves and by others; as intelligent, magnifcient, and essential creatures. We learn, just how misunderstood and persecuted they are. We learn just how much we also care about their survival.
Most of us will never have a chance to see or hear wolves in the wild. Medicine of the Wolf allows us to travel into wolf country and gives us a chance to see them through the eyes and heart of Jim Brandenburg, who has lived with and photographed wolves for 45 years. We also find, like the teens at Wolf Connection, that we reconnect with something deeper within ourselves in the presence of wolves; if even on film. We are able to, for a time, hear their howls and recover that which most of us have lost; our wildness, our sense of freedom and ability to sing from the depth of our souls!
Medicine of the Wolf reminds us, why we should not only care about our Apex predators but also about this earth and the circle we are all a part of.
Medicine of the Wolf, will leave you tasting the salt of your own tears.
I LOVED it! It left my heart filled with HOPE for the survival and future of our wolves! I believe yours will too!
Thank you! Julia, for creating awareness- so beautifully!
Medicine of the Wolf is an absolute must-see.
This is one of the most compelling and relevant documentaries of our time. So eye-opening, it ignites a true passion to protect a being so terribly misunderstood and persecuted for centuries. Medicine of the Wolf is a must-see.