FILM – Cane Toads: The Conquest

Two Cane Toads on a log staring at the cameraCane Toads: The Conquest
Category: Invasive Species
Release Date: 2009
Duration: 85 min.

The trailer for “Cane Toads: The Conquest” seems like a lighthearted take on classic horror films—but the move is anything but.  Sure, northern Australia wasn’t attacked by the Blob or the 50-Foot Woman, but for residents, the cane toads have been just as life-changing.  Director Mark Lewis follows the toads as they make their way across the country, using 3D film technology and custom equipment to put together a comic—and powerful—look at the problems of invasive species. The 2010 film was an award nominee at Sundance, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and Seattle International Film Festival.

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