Cascade Crossroads: A New Documentary Film
Official selection of:
- International Wildlife Film Festival - Missoula, MT, April, 2018
- Elements International Environmental Film Festival - Vancouver, BC, April, 2018
A documentary film about building bridges, both literal and metaphorical. Cascade Crossroads chronicles the amazing story of seemingly opposite interests joining forces to restore a critical wildlife corridor while improving Washington State’s vital transportation corridor over the Cascade Mountains. Told in the varied voices of the men and women who worked across ideological, political, and geographical differences to set in motion the world’s largest wildlife project of its kind, Cascade Crossroads shows what can happen – for people and the environment – when we build bridges.
The I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project, and the wildlife crossings and roadway improvements within it, is a win-win for people and animals that offers a new model for major infrastructure projects bisecting wild places. Commissioned by the I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition, Cascade Crossroads aims to not only share this unique story but also inspire action in other landscapes facing similar tensions between wildlife and roadways. The coalition is comprised of over forty national and regional environmental groups including Conservation Northwest, Sierra Club, Forterra, Mountains To Sound Greenway Trust, The Mountaineers, Defenders of Wildlife, American Rivers, Humane Society of The United States, The Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society, and many more, working in conjunction with Washington State Department of Transportation, US Forest Service, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Federal Highway Administration and others.
Released in January, 2018
Directed by Ted Grudowski
Produced by Sandy Dang Asher & Kristoffer Browne
Executive Produced by Charlie Raines & Jen Watkins
- January 26, 2018 – 4pm: Ellensburg, Washington. Central Washington University hosts a screening as part of their Natural Science Seminar Series. Screening is 4-5pm in room SCIE 147 (lecture room in Science Bldg). Screening followed by Q&A with wildlife biologists involved in research in the I-90 corridor. Open to the public, no RSVP required.
- February 20, 2018 – 6pm: Seattle, WA. Seward Park Audubon hosts a screening at the Royal Room in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood. Screening followed by panel discussion including the film maker, Washington Department of Transportation, and I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition staff. Free, but advanced reservation tickets required through Brown Paper Tickets – available on a first come first serve basis.
- February 27, 2018 – 7pm: Leavenworth, WA. Conservation Northwest will host a screening at Icicle Brewing Company with introductory remarks and Q&A to follow with coalition members and wildlife biologists.
- April 14 - 22, 2028 - International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula, MT. Screening details to come.