On Saturday, September 19 at 2 pm the Pender Island Conservancy is pleased to present the film, BHUTAN – The Kind Kingdom by Peter Prince. The 55-minute documentary gives voice to the “heavenly bird” of the Himalayas, the endangered Black Necked Crane, and explores the vibrant cultural traditions and enlightened conservation initiatives of this enchanting Buddhist nation. The film is a story of cultural adaptation and celebration, set in the remote Phobjikha Valley, where global influences challenge subsistence farmers and their traditional way of life. At stake is a magnificent alpine ecosystem, the habitat of the beloved Black Necked Crane. Peter Prince’s music complements the soundtrack as his narration sheds light on the kingdomʼs remarkable ecology, history, artistry, dance and spiritual beliefs ~ beliefs that inspire environmental and social responsibility. Admission $5.00.

Prince will give a short nature talk about Bhutan and the Cranes, screen the film, do Q&A and perform a short concert of his music.

Learn about savings Cranes and their habitat worldwide at the International Crane Foundation: www.savingcranes.org.

Learn about the conservation work of Bhutan’s Royal Society for the Protection of Nature at: www.rspnbhutan.org