Path of the Panther (2023)
Drawn in by the haunting specter of the Florida panther, wildlife photographer Carlton Ward, Jr., veterinarians, ranchers, conservationists, and indigenous people find themselves on the front lines of an accelerating battle between forces of renewal and destruction in the new documentary Path of the Panther.
In a struggle resonating across the globe, the panther’s habitat has become an island. Its lush territory transformed into subdivisions. A paradise vanishing into thin air as the Everglades are pushed to the brink of ecological collapse.
Perched on the edge of extinction, the panther is an emblem of our once connected world. A vision of what could be again. Or else, a harbinger of what could befall our planet, if the Path of the Panther becomes a dead end.
Famed National Geographic Society photographer Carlton Ward, Jr. and Emmy-winning director Eric Bendick will join us for special post-show audience Q&As after the screenings on opening night, Feb. 24, and Sunday, Feb. 26.