A film series traveling around the state makes a stop in Kodiak on Saturday.
The seventh annual Far North Conservation Film Festival will take place at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge with features throughout the day from 10:15 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.
The diverse group of films covers the conservation of wildlife, cultures and wild places around the world. For instance, one film, “The Linguists,” shows how two scientists are racing to document languages on the verge of extinction.
Other films, like “Deadly Catch,” a film about pirate fishing operations in Sierra Leone, look at illegal actions that endanger people.
Each of the 17 films has a vastly different run time. Some clock in at 2.5 minutes while others will last about an hour. Other topics run the gamut from origami to prairie chickens and petroglyphs.
“The Far North Film Festival is a diverse group of films— there’s really something for every age group to watch,” visitor center manager Ava Kahn said. “Some of the films are a real eye-opener. We hope people take something home with them about wildlife conservation.”
Admission to the festival is free.