Strasburg Film Festival documentary feature Pursuing the Monarchs examines the social and biological factors causing a rapidly waning monarch butterfly population across North America. This succinct yet poignant documentary traverses viewers across the American heartland from the vast plains of Iowa to the jungles of Michoacán. It is an intrepid journey across the front lines of one of Earth’s most chaste and treasured species’ battle for survival against rampant deforestation and the devastating practices of industrialized agriculture.
Director Biography – Anna Chahuneau
A 22 years-old Biology student at the College of William and Mary, Anna Chahuneau is the writer, director and narrator of the documentary Pursuing the Monarchs. Anna’s interest for conservation and environmental activism has motivated her to investigate subjects ranging from the monarch butterflies’ population decline in Mexico to highlanders’ indigenous land rights in Cambodia. In addition to Pursuing the Monarchs, Anna has worked on several short video production projects in Paris and Barcelona.