Thin Ice: A Polar Bear's Plight Movie Screening - 2/11
Nora the polar bear has overcome incredible odds. Abandoned by her mother, she was hand-raised by zookeepers. The Oregonian & OregonLive spent a year chronicling Nora’s life, even tracing her lineage back to her roots on the sea ice of Alaska. Follow her journey in this documentary. Hear comments by writer Kale Williams and filmmaker Dave Killen following the screening.
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Kale Williams moved to Portland in 2016 to cover science and the environment for The Oregonian. As a reporter working under that wide umbrella, he gravitated toward animals and the people who care for and about them with a specific focus on the sometimes-strained relationship that has developed as humans have encroached on the natural world. He keeps three critters at home: Torta and Lucas, both cats, and a silly but very good dog named Goose.
While he spent the first twelve years of his career in television, Dave Killen grew up surrounded by newspaper journalists and eventually joined their fold in 2011. As a photographer / videographer for The Oregonian, he has covered events ranging from Occupy Portland to the 2016 standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, OR and spent much of 2017 working alongside reporter Kale Williams on Project Nora. He lives a few miles from where he grew up in SE Portland with his girlfriend Lauren and Harper, a border collie he considers to be among the world’s finest creatures.
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