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This event is free and will take place online on August 4 @ 7pm.
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Directed by: Eric Overton

Runtime: 76 min

Year: 2019

Country: USA

Rated: Not Rated

Language: English

Format: Live Stream

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COLLODION: The Process of Preservation

Post-film panel with the film's director and guests.


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Recording of the Post-film discussion:


Post-film panel details:

  • Moderated by Bethann Garramon Merkle, director, University of Wyoming Science Communication Initiative

Panelists include:

  • Eric Overton, the film’s director
  • Emilene Ostlind, Science Communication Specialist, Ruckelshaus Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming
  • Dr. Michel Kohl, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Management, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia

Through the lens of photographer and physician Eric Overton, Collodion: The Process of Preservation captures a fearless, and uncommonly vulnerable self-portrait of American wilderness, our relationship to each other, and the possibility that nature itself may be all we need to find common ground. Following a series of conversations and interviews the film asks the question: “what happens when all we are left with is a photograph?” It is a reminder of the fragility of art, of nature, and the need to ask ourselves questions. Collodion ends as Overton’s son begins to photograph landscapes with an innate sense of wonder and exploration. This is where the heart of the film lies. This is where self-discovery becomes legacy. It is a transformation not of political achievements, or battles won (though they must be fought), but an achievement of what wilderness offers so effortlessly: simplicity, connection, curiosity, and presence.


Presented in partnership with

Ecological Society of America
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Tuesday, August 4, 2020 @ 7:00 PM9:00 PM MDT