Chicago independent filmmaker George Desort’s documentary film “Fortunate Wilderness,” based on a half-century study of predator/prey interactions, will be screened Tuesday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warch Campus Center cinema as part of a Science Hall Colloquium. The event is free and open to the public.
Desort will introduce the film and conduct a question-and-answer session following the film.
In making the film, Desort spent four years with wolf biologists Rolf Peterson and John Vucetich in Upper Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park, a collection of islands covering 206 square miles in the northwest corner of Lake Superior. The two researchers have been examining the relationship between wolves and moose for 50 years, making their work the longest continuous study of predator/prey interactions ever conducted in the country.