Oregon’s most famous wolf made history after traveling thousands of miles across Oregon and into California. OR-7, also known as Journey, became the first confirmed wolf west of the Cascades since gray wolves had been eradicated in 1947. His welcome return brought inspiration and hope that his species could once again thrive on their ancestral lands.

After not being seen by humans or on trail cams during the last wolf count by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, it’s likey OR-7 passed away, but his story is not over. Artist and filmmaker Suzie Moulton is bringing Journey to life in a stop-motion animated film – NOWHERES WOLF: A CALL NOT ANSWERED.

Join us for a special work-in-progress screening of NOWHERES WOLF and take a deeper dive into the fascinating world of stop-motion animation. We’ll hear from Suzie on her inspiration for creating the film and how you can help finish it. Crag Law Center will participate in a panel discussion on the role of art in activism with our friends at Oregon Wild and Portland EcoFilm Fest.

          

To help raise funds to complete the film, we’re raffling a copy of Oregon’s Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide by Chandra LeGue, a copy of Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf That Made History by Beckie Elgin and Inkwater Press, a handmade wolf amulet necklace by Suzie Moulton, and 1 festival pass to the 2020 Portland EcoFilm Fest in September.

About the Film: The short NOWHERES WOLF is about longing to belong and searching for family. Inspired by the wolf named Journey and using the magic of stop-motion animation, the film aims to show the vulnerable, sentient and caring family side of the wolf, and help to overcome fear with understanding. In keeping with the filmmakers’ eco-friendly mission, they are also developing and sharing non-toxic fabrication methods for makers.

Read Crag’s interview with Suzie and learn what inspires her to dedicate her creative skills toward environmental stewardship and education.

Check out Oregon Wild’s interview with Suzie on her inspiration for the film, her other conservation related projects, and more!

Photos courtesy of Leila Chieko and Nowheres Wolf

Oregon Wild

Founded in 1974, Oregon Wild (formerly the Oregon Natural Resources Council or ONRC) has been instrumental in securing permanent legislative protection for some of Oregon’s most precious landscapes, including nearly 1.7 million acres of Wilderness, 95,000 acres of forests in Bull Run/Little Sandy watersheds (to safeguard the quality of Portland’s water supply) and almost 1,800 miles of Wild & Scenic Rivers.

As a leader in the national grassroots campaign for conservation of roadless areas in our national forests, Oregon Wild helped secure administrative protections for more than 58 million acres of spectacular roadless areas across the country. https://oregonwild.org/

Portland EcoFilm Festival

The Portland EcoFilm Festival is the premier environmental film festival in the Pacific Northwest, showcasing the best films about nature, environment, wildlife, outdoor recreation and eco-conscious living. The festival’s mission is to use the art of cinema to create a more active, powerful and diverse community of environmental advocates. Join us for our 2020 festival, Sept. 24th – 27th, which will take place online this year. www.portlandecofilmfest.org