Got another film promo for you guys this morning. There’s an awesome movie called, Alpha that will be coming out in September. This film has a trailer out right now and I’ll leave a link to the video down below. The film is set 20,000 years ago around the last ice age. During a hunt, a young boy, named Keda, becomes separated from his father and tribe after a wild animal knocks him over a cliffside. Keda survived the fall but now he must find his way back to his tribe and face the dangers of wild animals and other hunters. One hunter, he faces off with is an alpha male of a wolf pack.
In a world of eat or be eaten the alpha male and his pack hunt Keda up a tree. With his spear, Keda injures the alpha causing the pack to retreat. Keda goes in for the kill but ends up having sympathy for the wolf. Over time he gains the wolf’s trust and companionship. Together they both travel through the wild land to find Keda’s tribe. This film is a historical fiction piece on the friendship between canine and human. Although it’s unknown when the first wolf became the first pet to a human it is known that wolves began to follow human tribes and ate any meat scraps left behind. Soon some wolves left their own pack to stay with the humans causing them to become more and more domestic and thus dog became man’s best friend. To read more scroll down and click the read more button.
Sadly, somewhere along the line humans forgot about this ancient bond they had with the wolf and thanks to literature, myths, folktales, and Hollywood wolves are depicted as a man killing monsters. It’s very rare to have wolves depicted accurately in anything, especially film, but thankfully this movie will help break the horrible mold of demonizing the wolf. Wolves do not eat humans nor hunt them. In fact, after years of us hunting them and making several species go extinct they try to avoid us at all costs. If a wolf does attack a human they either have rabies, are sick, or are defending themselves from a human attack. The wolf is my favorite animal and this film means so much to me because it could help remind people that our pet dogs of today would be non-existent without the wolf.
What’s worse it the fact that people see movies like The Bourne Identity, Fast and Furious, and other films and know that elements in the film are completely fake but when they see movies like Jaws and The Grey they believe every bit of the film is real and accurate. But it’s just not true. Wolves aren’t raptors, they’re not going to hunt you down and eat you. Wolves are very intelligent and have a family structure like humans do. The alphas are like the Mom and Dad, the betas are like the older siblings, and the omega is like the nanny or the goofball kid. Wolves tend to mate for life and stick together as one pack.
Wolves are also a keystone species because they keep wild game in check. Why I hate it when people take wolves out of the equation and wonder why there’s an overpopulation of big game running around. Wolves also don’t understand the concept of livestock belonging to humans. Scientists have come up with ways to keep livestock safe such as having a safe drug that makes sheep taste bad and putting it in a dead one for the wolves to eat so they learn to stay away. Or having a recording of a wolf howling that basically, means stay away this is my territory and even a simple fence and guard dogs help. I know a lot about wolves because I do volunteer work at Seacrest Wolf Preserve in Chipley Florida. So, I hope when people see this movie they understand that wolves are not monster or pests. ‘til next time Femm readers. https://youtu.be/OKFgDC83Aa0
These are my old senior pics from Seacrest. Please note that these wolves have been imprinted by humans but are still wild animals. They don't know they have names, they still like to play like a wolf, and please do not think you can pet a wild animal in the wild. But like I said before wolves tend to stay away from humans.