Hundreds of individuals have contributed to the recovery of the California condor. Just a few who have a role in the Southern California recovery effort are featured in The Condor's Shadow. They and a feisty condor named "Pitahsi" provide a window into what endangered species recovery looks like for the rarest of North American birds.
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In additional to film festivals, The Condor's Shadow has screened nationwide at events sponsored by local Audubon chapters, ornithology groups and environmental orginaztions.
When possible we follow the screening with a Q&A with experts such as Joseph Brandt, USFWS Condor Biologist, Mike Clark, LA Zoo Condor breeding specialist and Filmmaker Jeff McLoughlin. Please send us a note if you have an interest in hosting a screening. Costs can be minimal and admission can be charged when appropriate to the venue. Here is a partial list of past screening venues.
The Condor's Shadow has been broadcast on PBS SoCal and KQED in the San Francisco Bay Area with generous underwriting by Audubon California.
In late 2015 The Condor's Shadow was licensed for broadcast by American Public Television which provides programs to independent PBS affiliates nationwide. Look for the film on you local PBS station in the coming year. The film is also currently being broadcast internationally in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia.
The Condor's Shadow tells one of
the great conservation stories of
the last century and also presents the scientific challenges of endangered species restoration in a human context accessible to all viewers.
Mark Madison, Ph.D.
U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service Historian
National Conservation Training Center
American Conservation Film Festival Selection Committee Chair
Buy the Film on DVD
The Condor's Shadow DVD is currently only available for purchase by libraries and educational organizations.
Captures the interplay between science and human values, along with the dedication and passion of the scientists involved with conserving this iconic species.
John D. Perrine, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Biological Sciences
California Polytechnic State University