“Medicine of the Wolf,” a documentary examining the treatment of America's gray wolves, has won the eighth annual Animal Content in Entertainment documentary grant offered by The Humane Society of the United States.

This feature-length documentary from filmmaker Julia Huffman follows the work of renowned environmentalist and "National Geographic" photographer Jim Brandenburg, who has studied wolves in the field for 44 years.

The film explores the role wolves have played through American history, including their esteemed place in Minnesota’s Ojibway tribe, and how their recent de-listing in certain regions from the federal Endangered Species Act could push the animal’s population to the brink of collapse.

Huffman says; “I am extremely humbled and moved to win the ACE Grant from The Humane Society of the United States. I feel honored to join forces with past winners who have created important and thought-provoking films that take a strong stand for animal advocacy.”

Photography by Jim Brandenburg Via Facebook

Colin McCormack, manager of The HSUS’s ACE program said; “A film like this could really not have come along at a more vital time for wolf conservation. Anti-wolf sentiments nearly led to the extermination of America’s wolves, and just when populations are starting to bounce back, wolves are being hunted and trapped at an alarming rate in several states as we speak placing this iconic species in jeopardy once again. We hope that ‘Medicine of the Wolf’ brings greater public attention to this issue.”

There are only an estimated 5,000 gray wolves roaming the lower 48 states today. The HSUS has been working hard to protect wolves from recent threats dealt out by states in the Great Lakes and Northern Rockies Region. We are currently part of a coalition in Michigan to stop a recently-approved trophy hunt inthat statewhere there are fewerthan 650 wolves. To learn more about The HSUS’s campaign efforts, visit


Responses to "“Medicine of the Wolf” Wins Annual Filmmaking Grant (VIDEO)"

  1. girlwolf says:

    If you need a photographer's help!
    I am more than willing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I need to make plans to be there during this screening - I'm very excited this project is being filmed :-) This story needs to be told, thank you Julia Huffman!

  3. Unknown says:

    Thanks and hopefully wakes some humans up

  4. Unknown says:

    I'm sorry for what is happening I wish we could stop it.

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