Each year, we see more and more environmental documentaries and nature-based movies popping up at film festivals around the world. Last year, we saw the debuts of Gasland, Sun Come Up, and Waste Land (all of which went on to be nominated for Oscars, by the way). But the field of environmental film has grown so much in recent years that Nancy Rosenthal, a National Geographic documentary filmmaker, decided to launch a film festival devote to the natural world. The inaugural New York Wild Film Festival will be sponsored by the Open Space Institute and hosted in 2012.
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