Valley of the Wolves


Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2016
Run Time:90 minutes
Production Country:France
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jean-Michel Bertrand


The Sedona International Film Festival — in partnership with Plan B to Save Wolves and Wolf Dogs — will host a night of films about wolves on Thursday, May 5, 2022. 

The films are by director Jean-Michel Bertrand and the event will screen two of his breath-taking documentaries, "Valley of the Wolves" and "Wolf Walk," about his observation of wolves in France.

“Valley of the Wolves” will show at 4 p.m., and “Wolf Walk” will screen at 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.


In “Valley of the Wolves”, Jean-Michel Bertrand observes wolves in the wild in the French Alps for three years and provides a detailed insight into the lives of these secretive animals.

There are still some secret places left in France. This film tells the story of a passionate dreamer's personal quest: to encounter wolves in their natural habitat. After spending three years in the field, camping in the wilderness in all weathers, wildlife filmmaker Jean-Michel Bertrand succeeded in tracking the animals down. He observed the wolves, gradually managed to approach them, and was eventually accepted by the pack.

The valley where this film is shot is a closely guarded secret to protect the safety of the endangered wolves living there. In addition, the aerial photography used in the establishing shots is from a different valley to help safeguard their privacy.

Also featured will be Sedona resident Michael Schroeder and his video about the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program and his support of their cross-fostering efforts. Mike generously donates his time and plane to fly Mexican Gray Wolf puppies to various destinations as part of the cross-fostering program to preserve the species.