Monday, March 22, 2010 7:00 p.m.
On the Fence examines the literal and psychological idea of building a fence between humans and nature. In Botswana, along the Makagidkadi Pans National Park, a 480 km electric fence has been built to reduce human-wildlife conflict. This division has created a climate in which the local community often fails to recognize the benefit of living so close to wilderness.
Now, one ecotourist site located within the National Park is encouraging community members to rethink their perceptions of wilderness and the meaning of building a fence. Shot near one of the largest wilderness areas in Botswana, On the Fence offers a complex portrait of three individuals working in community-based ecotourism. The voices of these individuals mirror a new form of conservation thinking; an idea that suggests local communities take down the fence constructed in their minds.
Following the movie, there will be a Talk-Back Discussion with Director & Creator, Brian Kelley, Gettysburg College Senior.
This is a FREE movie.
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