Phyllis Stuart is the creator, writer and director of the documentary, Wild Daze. A film that originally started off following the poaching on the African continent of the majestic elephants who are being slaughtered for their tusks. However, what started off as something that was against big game hunting evolved into a project that focused on the peoples of the continent, the desire for biodiversity and how humans need to be one with the plant.
Stuart had brought in Three Time Emmy Award-Winning actor and legendary voiceover master Keith David to lend his voice to the project in order to add depth to the severity of the issue. Through interviews with conservation experts ranging from Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrea Crosta, Will Travers, and Azad ‘Oz’ Ebrahimzadeh, to trophy hunters and displaced indigenous African forest peoples, Phyllis explores the relationship between international crime cartels, colluding government officials, animal poaching, the illegal ivory trade, cattle barons and human beings, as she examines how rampant corruption complicates the fight to save species nearing extinction.
I spoke with Stuart about her visually stunning documentary, the need to live in harmony with nature, how certain nations on other continents continue to take advantage of Africa and what we can do as a society to become more harmonious with them.
Wild Daze debuts on Friday, September 18 through The Virtual Cinema Event with eight partner theaters.
To watch Wild Daze click here: watch.eventive.org/wilddaze.
For more information on the film and/or how you can contribute to the cause visit www.wilddazethemovie.com.