Sunshine & Swampland: New Florida Shorts
The Wild Divide
Directed by: Eric Bendick and Danny Schmidt
USA, 2021, 18m
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By horseback, foot, and paddleboard, three friends trek across Florida’s imperiled backbone. The Lake Wales Ridge is an ancient ribbon of sand dunes that is a hotspot for biodiversity found nowhere else in the world. It is also a place steeped in a long tradition of agricultural heritage. Both are threatened by the rapid pace of change in Florida’s wild interior. Co-directed by Eric Bendick (“Chasing Ghosts,” FFF 2020)