Short Doc Premiere at Climate Week NYC
Suffolk Shorts founder Claire Whittenbury recently produced a short documentary about a conservation organisation in Sierra Gorda, Mexico. ‘Protecting the Heart of Mexico’ is a 22 minute film, shot and edited by filmmakers Jeremy Là Zelle and Kristen Gates. It follows the story of a mother and son who, through shared hope and determination, have protected over 946,000 acres. The film screened at 3 events at Climate Week, including an amazing venue The Explorers Club and Central Park Zoo.
Jeremy and Kristen recently made an award winning short documentary The Sacred Place Where Life Begins, embarking on a dangerous four-month expedition documenting the world’s longest land mammal migration through the Arctic Refuge of Alaska, discovering an incredible ecosystem protected by the Gwich’in Nation for more than 25,000 years and now on the precipice of collapse due to resource development corporations. Jeremy will be on the Documentary Award Judging Panel for Suffolk Shorts on 2020.
The Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve is supported by Suffolk based International Conservation Organisation World Land Trust