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The Bay of Life, screening with Back to Camp
Corridor Theater
Santa Cruz, CA
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The Bay of Life, screening with Back to Camp
Synopsis: Renowned wildlife photographer Frans Lanting's film celebrates the Monterey Bay, his home ground for the past 30 years. Frans explores images and stories about the Monterey Bay region--one of the hottest hot spots for biodiversity in North America, according to The Nature Conservancy.

The Bay's natural richness is due to an unusual combination of microclimates onshore and physical features offshore, and Frans's presentation will tie together terrestrial and marine environments to show the dynamic linkages between them. He portrays the Monterey Bay the way he has profiled exotic ecosystems on other continents, but with a personal perspective embedded in the story. His images feature a remarkable cast of characters, from mountain lions and condors to sea otters and elephant seals, in a place that represents a unique convergence of land and sea, where endangered endemics mix with cosmopolitan migrants.

Director: Frans Lanting and Chris Eckstrom

FRANS LANTING has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. His influential work appears in books, magazines, and exhibitions around the world. Born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, he earned a masters degree in economics then moved to the United States to study environmental planning. Soon after, he began photographing the natural worldand never turned back. For three decades he has documented wildlife from the Amazon to Antarctica to promote understanding about the Earth and its natural history through images that convey a passion for nature and a sense of wonder about our living planet.

CHRIS ECKSTROMis a writer, editor, and videographer whose work celebrates the wonder of the natural world and seeks to explore how people and wildlife can coexist. For the past twenty-five years she has worked with her husband and partner, Frans Lanting, on field assignments from the Amazon to Mongolia. Her stories have appeared in National Geographic,Audubon, International Wildlife, National Geographic Traveler, and other international publications. Her National Geographic Travelerstory about Zambias Luangwa Valley, The Last Real Africa, earned her a Lowell Thomas Award for Best Magazine Article on Foreign Travel.

Back to Camp

Documentary short,  9 mins

Synopsis: At 40 years old, Ashley finds herself at mid-life and questioning the meaning of all that came before it. Feeling empty, confused and uncertain how to move forward in her life she decides to go back to the one place that never changes, but always changes you...Summer Camp.


Corridor Theater (View)
1060 River St. Suite 111
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States

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Film > Festivals

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: The Santa Cruz Film Festival
On BPT Since: Sep 07, 2017
The Santa Cruz Film Festival

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