2nd February 2021
Abbie Woodbridge, photography lecturer at South Devon College, has created an intriguing documentary investigating and aiming to answer the question; can wolves return to the UK and why should they?
Wolves Unmasked is a documentary film about the current state of rewilding in Britain and my journey of discovery unmasking the true nature of the wolf that lies behind the history, mythologies, stories, lies and villainisation of wolves and the critical role they play in recovering the environment.
Recovery is rewilding and wolves are its heart and soul acting to re-balance activities that exploit and deplete the earths natural resources, removing what is not useful or profitable and unbalancing ecosystems resulting in increasing global climate shifts that make our planet less habitable.
Insights from Jane Goodall, Chris Packham, Doug Smith, Dave Mech, Shaun Ellis, Scott Frazer, Anneka Svenska, Tsa Palmer, George Hyde, Marco Adda, Julia Huffman, Leo Linnartz, Paul Lister and Derek Gow answer the question, can wolves return to the UK? And are they the vicious killers waiting to ravage you and your family that we have all been led to believe?
Abbie said: “Rewilding Britain has been on the agenda for years – it’s making steady progress but not nearly as fast as it should be. Wolves possess the ability to transform an environment, to revive it…. can the UK tolerate such a predator? How important is rewilding Britain to people? Are there any positive examples of non-lethal wolf management? Has the wolf been villainised to the point of no return? These are all questions the film seeks to answer.”