Medicine of the Wolf


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23.976 fps
1 hr 14 min
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Reviewed by mippin1 / 10

A piece of mindless dribble.

If you like peta or are in the tree hugging group you may like this piece of propaganda that is just emotion with little to no fact.

Reviewed by aaronlmichael19703 / 10


I love wolves. I grew up with Brandenburg's book White Wolf.

Here's the problem. Nature documentaries like this focus on this magical surreal feeling of what wolves are and are filled with anecdotal baloney designed specifically to try to push the audience in a direction. Fair minded people resent this. It's nothing more than a puff piece.

Brandenburg early on relating a story about all the human emotions he saw in the reaction of a wolf being surprised by him. The focus on the absurd notion that people are worried about being attacked by wolves and that is what the problem is between wolves and humans. The anthropomorphism of wolf behavior over and over. The refusal to look at the real problem of livestock predation that rural families have to deal with on a regular basis.

Brandenburg says with a trance-like gaze "the wolf made the decision 50000 years ago to join the human family. That was a decision that they made." Okay Jim... based on what evidence?

They introduce the concept of trophic cascade as if it was settled science and readily apparent nearly magical resumption of environmental harmony in Yellowstone.

They finally admit to a wolf attack in Minnesota but give the discredited excuse that it wasn't the wolf's fault he had a deformed jaw so he had to do it. I live in wolf country and bear and lion country. Every time there is a wild animal attack the nature "scientists" come out of the woodwork blaming the people or whatever other thing they can for the incident.

But it's in the lectures from the director as she's driving in her car that we find the true problem. She thinks of the wolves as people. In talking with the wildlife management agent talking about sustainable harvest numbers she can find no middle ground whatsoever. For her killing any wolf is tearing apart a family, killing a sentient unique being. Therefore there is no solution except to allow the wolves to live their natural lives ... which apparently she can't see will unavoidably lead to conflict with humans. Predictably you find out she's in her car the whole documentary because she has to drive 1000 miles to get to where the wolves are. Therefore of course she is an expert.

Everything in this documentary is an emotional reaction to wolf population management, with no nod to the real need to keep populations out of conflict with people.

In the end it's emotional propaganda with no science value.

Reviewed by fmrl_os10 / 10

Wolves are a part of the greater circle; innocence, honesty, spirit, mother earth

Buckle up, turn up the volume and listen to ethereal music, songs of the soul and the story of the wolf. Join Julia Huffman, director of Medicine of The Wolf as she takes us on journey. Chapter by chapter, we are introduced to Canis Lupus . Along the way, a Wolf biologist, Native American Indian Elder, photographer, a youth program, with rescued wolfdogs, and others share with us the history of the wolf, their value as apex predators to the ecosystem, their beauty, and how their strength and survival depends on the family unit or pack. They also teach us about the cultural and spiritual significance of the wolf and their ability to draw us in to a deeper spiritual sense of love.

Sadly, While the language of the wolf is universally recognized by their soulful howls, there is a divide in how they are are understood and seen; going back to the story of Little Red Riding Hood and today, their fragile place on the endangered species list . By some, they are viewed as ruthless killers and werewolves and by others, as intelligent, magnificent and essential creatures. We learn, just how misunderstood and persecuted they are. We learn just how much we also care about their survival.

Most of us will never have a chance to see or hear wolves in the wild. Medicine of the Wolf allows us to travel into wolf country and gives us a chance to see them through the eyes of Jim Brandenburg who has lived and photographed wolves for 45 years. We also find ourselves; like the teens at Wolf Connection reconnecting with something deeper within ourselves in the presence of wolves; if even on film. We are able to for a time, hear their howls and recover that which most of us have lost; our wildness, our sense of freedom and to ability to sing from the depth of our souls.

Medicine of the Wolf reminds us, why we should not only care about our Apex predators but also about this earth and the circle we are all part of.

Medicine of the Wolf, will leave you tasting the salt of your own tears. I LOVED it -- it left my heart filled with hope for our wolves. I know, I won't be alone.

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