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Documentary on Life of OR-7 to be Shown at Salem Cinema

Watch the movie trailer for OR7 - THE JOURNEY! at the end of this story.

OR7 The Journey Movie
On Tuesday evening, July 15th, Salem Cinema is thrilled to invite director Clemens Schenk as well as Amaroq Weiss from the Center for Biological Diversity to join us for Q&A following OR7 – The Journey! Photo Courtesy: agileticketing.net

(SALEM, Ore. ) - On Tuesday evening, July 15th, Salem Cinema is thrilled to invite director Clemens Schenk as well as Amaroq Weiss from the Center for Biological Diversity to join us for Q&A following OR7 – The Journey!

In 1973, with only 500 wolves left In the contiguous United States, the grey wolf was added to the endangered species act, setting the species on a slow path of recovery.

Now, states are fighting to have that status removed, opening the door for hunters and ranchers to once again decimate the wolf population.

This fascinating documentary is about the incredible journey of OR-7, a grey wolf which was collared in Oregon and eventually dispersed from his pack. A journey that tells the story not only of OR-7, but of the wolf as a species in America. It is a journey of survival. A journey of inspiration.

This is a film with two objectives: one, to document OR7′s incredible journey and two, to educate the 80% of the general public which is unaware of the plight of the wolves, by clarifying the myths and misconceptions that surround these magnificent animals.

Tickets are on sale now during regular box office hours or online at boxofficetickets.com. All seats $15 -- a service fee applies for online sales -- no coupons, passes or Cinebucks accepted for special events.

Salem Cinema is located at 1127 Broadway NE.

CLEMENS SCHENK:

Is a documentary filmmaker specializing in the production of documentaries addressing the preservation, protection and restoration of the natural environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation and wildlife. Clemens graduated from the Brueggeman School of Art in Germany with a degree in visual arts including film and graphic design. During his professional career he had the opportunity to work in several different countries including Germany, France, Costa Rica and the United States. His 10 year stay in Costa Rica presented him with the opportunity to produce and direct many environmentally important documentaries including: MONO TITI, TALAMANCA, RIO TARCOLES, LAS ESFERAS, VOLCAN POAS, just to name a few. His work has been featured in theaters, on the Today Show, Oprah, CNN and the NBC News Channel.

AMAROQ WEISS:

West Coast Wolf Organizer for the Center for Biological Diversity, coordinates campaigns for the restoration and protection of wolves in California, Oregon and Washington as well as at the federal level. A biologist and former attorney, she has worked in wolf conservation for over 17 years. She was a stakeholder representative in the process that helped draft Oregon’s wolf plan, and is now a stakeholder representative helping develop California’s wolf plan. Her background as a biologist, lawyer and rural resident provides a well-rounded perspective on wolves, and the biological, cultural and political issues surrounding this species.

Video Courtesy: Clemens Schenk - YouTube




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