Freeland Film Festival Brings Filmmaker Colin Sytsma to Town Square for Public Discussion

"A Conversation with Colin Sytsma" - brought to you by Freeland Film Festival.

Colin Sytsma will be showing clips from his latest film, Stolen Apes, on Saturday, April 27 at the Town Square Community Center. The program will start at 1:00 pm and run for 60-90 minutes. This program is free and open to the public.

This film is an example of the type of films Freeland will be showcasing at their Film Festival this fall: Stories that inspire. Stories that impact. Please join us for this opportunity to meet Colin in the Town Square Ballroom.

Stolen Apes - After a sting operation in Bangkok for two trafficked Orangutans leave those accountable with no consequence Daniel Stiles, a detective in the illegal wildlife trade, thinks of new ways to combat illegal great ape trafficking.

For the last eight years the focus of Colin Sytsma’s work has been documentary filmmaking that contributes to the universal good. Originally trained as an experimental storyteller and cinematographer at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts his work has been shown on PBS, Al Jazeera, and in film festivals around the world. Colin co-directed the feature documentary From Mass to the Mountain(2016), a story of one man’s journey of protecting rainforest and freshwater sheds in a neglected Eastern Panama. Right now Colin is the director of photography on the film When Claude Got Shot, an ITVS funded feature film following a horrific gun violence incident and its aftermath. Previous to the two feature films Colin produced Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff for the television show Fault Lines on Al Jazeera America and Al Jazeera English. Colin’s vision is to create intimate and impactful storytelling that evokes empathy and incubates change for the greater good of the world.