Phantom orchid: the ghost flower

The phantom orchid is an endangered flower in BC. This touching short film showcases the plight that this species has faced, while at the same time uncovering the inner struggles of a property owner determined to preserve his land for the sake of nature.. and for the orchid.

British Columbia is one of only two provinces (the other being Alberta) in Canada that does not have an endangered species law. Yet the province is home to more wild plant and animal species than any other province in Canada and is also one of the last holdouts for many large mammals that once roamed much of North America. Alarmingly, 1,900 species are on the provincial species at risk list.

Video directed by Mike McKinlay and Isabelle Groc
Research, Story, and Interview: Isabelle Groc
Cinematography: Mike McKinlay

Editing: Mike McKinlay and George Faulkner

Original Music and Sound Mix: Mark Lazeski

This video was produced with the support of the Wilderness Committee and the Vancouver Foundation

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