A documentary written and directed by
Dana Tentea & Stéphane Boitel
In North America, from California to Alaska, we, Dana & Stéphane, met organizations working to preserve biodiversity.
Because every day humans are depleting their resources a little more, destroying wild habitats without limit and dangerously warming their only home.
Faced with all these observations, we wanted to bear witness to the daily fights for nature protection. These battles led by women and men in all regions and for all ecosystems.
From the Mojave Desert to the arctic tundra, through the forests of the Sierra Nevada or the fjords of Alaska, 52 minutes to discover the wild beauty and the great American spaces, but also the fights for their preservation.
Because without biodiversity, there is no such thing as a human being.
52 minutes of initiatory road-trip to discover those who fight for the preservation of ecosystems between California and Alaska.
From Joshua Tree National Park to the Arctic Ocean, then to Katmai National Park. We crossed a continent and many ecosystems to shoot our documentary Wild and testify to the diversity of spaces to be protected.
Here is our journey:
Date of release
The documentary was shot between March and September 2019. The post-production period was intense and full of surprises. But the documentary was finally released the 13th of March 2021.
Where and how to watch the documentary?
It will be possible to see the documentary at the following events (evolving list):
ONLINE – Francophone Festival of Club Bon Accueil – March 13 – 19 2021
ONLINE – Festival Docs en stock by Makesense and Imago – Movie-debate : Wild in presence of the film crew – April 6 2021 at 7 PM
Vanlifest #3, Capbreton (France) – Projection and debate in presence of the film crew – June 18 2021 at 9 PM
Festi Alp, festival du film de l’aventure motorisée, Valloire (73) – Projection and debate in presence of the film crew – August 28 2021 at 4 PM
Camper Van Week-end – We Love Van Festival, Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly – Apremont (60) – Projection in presence of the film crew – October 17 2021
Festival Photographie animalière & de la biodiversité, Volgelsheim (68) – Projection and debate in presence of the film crew – October 24 2021 at 3:15 PM
Good Planet fundation, Paris (75) – Projection and debate in presence of the film crew – November 13 2021 at 4:30 PM
The Photographs of the movie
Filmmakers but also photographers, we came back with many images from these six months on the road between California & Alaska.
Photographers and videographers, we wanted to give meaning to our daily life and share the wild beauty in images to raise awareness of its preservation.
Dana was born in Brasov, Romania in 1986.
She arrived in France after the fall of communism, she grew up in the Paris region and studied law in Paris.
Graduated from the Paris Court of Appeal Bar School in 2013, she practiced as a M&A lawyer for 3 years.
In 2016, she decided to leave her dress to travel the Americas in a van with Stéphane.
From her love for images is born her desire to make photography her profession. Her passion for nature leads her to make the relationship between man and nature her favorite subject.
Little by little, video became part of her work and it was natural for her to start filming her first documentary in 2019: “Wild”.
Stéphane was born in Bondy, in Seine-Saint-Denis, in 1980.
He grew up in the Paris region and after studying computer science, he joined a large IT services company where he stayed for more than 15 years.
Passionate about birds since his childhood, he started taking pictures at a very early age.
In 2016 he decided to leave the business world to become a nomad on the roads of the Americas.
His love for wildlife and his desire to preserve ecosystems make him passionate about biodiversity and his commitment to protect wildlife leads him on the path of new projects.
In 2019, he has been co-directing a documentary about the actors of ecosystem protection: “Wild”.
They participated or supported the project
Without them, th documentary Wild would not have been what it is today.
Thank you to them for their support and participation in our project!
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