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More than a Wolf: Wolf 813

Unveiling the harsh truth of wildlife hunting, this documentary ignites empathy and sparks a call to action for conservation.
3/5

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Rachel Tilseth‘s short documentary delves into the heartbreaking tragedy of a wild wolf’s death in Wisconsin, shedding light on a devastating event that strikes against the belief systems of many. With contributions from Ron Nordin Jr, Misty Nordin, and Genevieve Adamski of the Red Cliff Ojibwe Tribe, the film paints a poignant picture of loss and cultural conflict.

Despite its low budget, the film’s subject matter shines through, capturing the raw emotions of those affected by the wolf’s untimely demise. While the sound quality may not be top-tier, the clarity of the narrative remains intact, allowing viewers to immerse themselves in the story.

The editing, though not extravagant, is executed with a respectable standard, ensuring that the focus remains on the gravity of the situation at hand. Through interviews and storytelling, the contributors effectively convey their knowledge and emotional depth, inviting viewers to empathize with their plight.

This tale is not only touching and upsetting but also serves as a powerful call to action, raising awareness about the cruelty of wildlife hunting. The documentary succeeds in highlighting the inherent value of these majestic creatures and the urgent need for conservation efforts.

In the end, the loss of this beautiful animal serves as a poignant reminder of the delicate balance between humans and nature, leaving a lasting impact on those who bear witness to its story. Tilseth’s film honores the memory of the fallen Wolf 813.

Brief Synopsis

At approximately 02:00 AM on December 25, 2023, a retired DNR Conservation Warden and pro-wolf hunt shot a wolf at his door. Ron Nordin, Jr., a Wildlife Technician for Red Cliff Tribe, got the news from the DNR after the holiday break that Wolf 813, a collard wolf he had been monitoring for over ten years, was killed. Ron and his wife Misty tell the story of the wolf they knew as Wolf 813, Matriarch of the Echo Valley Pack, and how her life and death impacted them as members of the Red Cliff Ojibwe Tribe.
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Director(s): Rachel Tilseth
Writer(s): Rachel Tilseth
Cast: Genevieve Adamski, Misty Nordin, Ron Nordin Jr
Producer(s): Rachel Tilseth
Director of Photography: Rachel Tilseth
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Runtime: 11 min

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More than a Wolf: Wolf 813

Unveiling the harsh truth of wildlife hunting, this documentary ignites empathy and sparks a call to action for conservation.
3/5

Review

Rachel Tilseth‘s short documentary delves into the heartbreaking tragedy of a wild wolf’s death in Wisconsin, shedding light on a devastating event that strikes against the belief systems of many. With contributions from Ron Nordin Jr, Misty Nordin, and Genevieve Adamski of the Red Cliff Ojibwe Tribe, the film paints a poignant picture of loss and cultural conflict.

Despite its low budget, the film’s subject matter shines through, capturing the raw emotions of those affected by the wolf’s untimely demise. While the sound quality may not be top-tier, the clarity of the narrative remains intact, allowing viewers to immerse themselves in the story.

The editing, though not extravagant, is executed with a respectable standard, ensuring that the focus remains on the gravity of the situation at hand. Through interviews and storytelling, the contributors effectively convey their knowledge and emotional depth, inviting viewers to empathize with their plight.

This tale is not only touching and upsetting but also serves as a powerful call to action, raising awareness about the cruelty of wildlife hunting. The documentary succeeds in highlighting the inherent value of these majestic creatures and the urgent need for conservation efforts.

In the end, the loss of this beautiful animal serves as a poignant reminder of the delicate balance between humans and nature, leaving a lasting impact on those who bear witness to its story. Tilseth’s film honores the memory of the fallen Wolf 813.

Brief Synopsis

At approximately 02:00 AM on December 25, 2023, a retired DNR Conservation Warden and pro-wolf hunt shot a wolf at his door. Ron Nordin, Jr., a Wildlife Technician for Red Cliff Tribe, got the news from the DNR after the holiday break that Wolf 813, a collard wolf he had been monitoring for over ten years, was killed. Ron and his wife Misty tell the story of the wolf they knew as Wolf 813, Matriarch of the Echo Valley Pack, and how her life and death impacted them as members of the Red Cliff Ojibwe Tribe.
More than a Wolf Wolf 813

Credits

Director(s): Rachel Tilseth
Writer(s): Rachel Tilseth
Cast: Genevieve Adamski, Misty Nordin, Ron Nordin Jr
Producer(s): Rachel Tilseth
Director of Photography: Rachel Tilseth
Animation:

Specifications

Genre:
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 11 min

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