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Wild Hope with National Geographic Live in Chicago

Photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale shares her personal odyssey—from documenting the heartbreaking realities of war to witnessing the inspiring power of an individual to make a difference. Her work has taken her to more than 100 countries. She’s lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with [ … ]

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Wild Hope with National Geographic Live in Des Moines

Photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale shares her personal odyssey—from documenting the heartbreaking realities of war to witnessing the inspiring power of an individual to make a difference. Her work has taken her to more than 100 countries. She’s lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with [ … ]

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Wild Hope with National Geographic at Stanford

Photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale shares her personal odyssey—from documenting the heartbreaking realities of war to witnessing the inspiring power of an individual to make a difference. Her work has taken her to more than 100 countries. She’s lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with [ … ]

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Wild Hope with National Geographic Live in Santa Barbara

Photographer and filmmaker Ami Vitale shares her personal odyssey—from documenting the heartbreaking realities of war to witnessing the inspiring power of an individual to make a difference. Her work has taken her to more than 100 countries. She’s lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with [ … ]

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Shaba at Jackson Wild

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I am proud to say that “Shaba” my film about the first matriarch of the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary has been selected as a finalist in THREE categories – Conservation Short Form, People & Nature Short Form and Our Human Planet Short Form – at the Jackson Wild Media Awards. Widely considered the most prestigious honor [ … ]

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Shaba at All living things environmental film festival

Shaba has been selected as selected as a winner at ALT EFF 2020. All Living Things Environmental Film Festival (ALT EFF) is a platform that inspires and mobilises communities to take action towards creating a sustainable future, locally and at large. The film festival takes place October 9th – 17th, 2021 in Panchgani, India. Make [ … ]

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Shaba at Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 2021

“Shaba,” my new film on the first matriarch of Kenya’s Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, has been selected to be shown in Innsbruck at the Metropol Cinema during the Innsbruck Nature Film Festival 2021 from October 19th – 22nd. Short or long, documentary or story, thought-provoking, factual, shocking, fascinating, or just simply beautiful: These words describe the [ … ]

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Shaba at Wildlife Conservation Film Festival

Shaba is an Award Finalist for the 2021 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, where it will screen this fall. The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival (WCFF) highlights the finest independent films that promote sustainability and the conservation of biodiversity. ​ These films connect the dots between saving species from extinction and preserving the Earth’s precious resources of [ … ]

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Shaba at Docutah

I am proud to share that “Shaba” has been selected for Dixie State University’s DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival. The festival celebrates the art of documentary filmmaking. The 2021 Festival running from November 1 – 6, offers a week of entertaining films from all over the world, as well as year-round programs including monthly DOCUTAH [ … ]

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The One Club for Creativity: Creative Week 2021

Connect. Provoke. Inspire. Get ready for The One Club for Creativity’s Creative Week – Online from June 7th – 11th, 2021. This year we’re featuring sessions including everything from Education to Inclusion & Diversity to Executive Leadership and beyond, along with our industry’s most coveted and respected awards shows, The One Show and ADC Awards. [ … ]

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Nature is Calling: The World Environment Day 2021 Symposium

I am honored to be speaking at Nature is Calling: the 2021 World Environmental Day virtual symposium from The Green Institute on June 5, 2021. I will be joining John Vermilye, owner and Chairman, Travel Sentry and co-founder of Gallifrey Foundation and other knowledgeable experts who will share insights on the process of ecosystem restoration [ … ]

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The Amazon Rainforest Workshop

Join THREE renowned photographers; Ami Vitale, Joe McNally and Tamara Lackey on the trip of a lifetime to Ecuador where you will experience the abundant wildlife of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest and the culture of Quito, its historic capital. Ecuador has the highest level of biodiversity per square kilometer anywhere in the world and you [ … ]

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Global Biodiversity Festival

May 22nd is the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrate with a virtual extravaganza featuring scientists, explorers and conservationists from across the globe! Ami Vitale will be speaking at 12pm MST/2pm EST on Friday, May 21. The Global Biodiversity Festival is a virtual weekend for the general public, with a simple goal of shining a [ … ]

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Shaba, on Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, Doclands Film Festival

My new film, Shaba, about the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, has been selected for the the Doclands Festival May 7-16, streaming as part of the “For the Love” Shorts Program. Learn more and get tickets here. I hope you’ll have a chance to catch this moving story of the Samburu and Reteti Elephant Sanctuary who have [ … ]

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My New Film about Reteti Elephant Sanctuary at the International Wildlife Film Festival

In the mountains of northern Kenya, a Samburu community is doing something that has never been done before, building a sanctuary for orphaned elephants to rehabilitate them back to the wild. The project is not just changing attitudes about elephants, it’s changing attitudes about women too; the secret to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary’s success is [ … ]

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Photography that Matters with Ami Vitale and Corey Rich

In a talk hosted by Mike’s Camera and Nikon, Nikon Ambassadors Ami Vitale and Corey Rich will hold an open conversation about how to make a difference in the world through storytelling entitled Photography that Matters – with Ami Vitale and Corey Rich. They will candidly discuss passion, meaning and the craft of storytelling and [ … ]

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