Help Fund the Gopher Games Documentary

Gopher Games TRAILER 3

Gopher Games documents the history of issues protecting Florida gopher tortoises and the more than 360 animals that survive using their burrows. This short documentary is intended to raise public awareness of the permanent destruction of their habitats and failure of past and current governmental protections.
Since 2007, there have supposedly been proactive laws in place to protect these animals, but their population numbers are declining. Due to rampant development, lack of oversight and regulation by the state, lack of public transparency, as well as corporate and agricultural exemptions, gopher tortoises and their habitats have dwindled drastically and could eventually disappear. After a recent 2021 amendment, the already ineffective protection laws have become nearly useless. With the gopher tortoises and their burrows acting as Florida's beating heart, it's essential that important changes occur.
Without quick action from state legislators and the decision to prioritize environmental protection over corporate profits, this species and many others may be facing permanent destruction.
Your donations will cover filming expenses for this documentary, including (but not limited to) video production equipment, travel costs and time spent for film crew members, digital distribution and promotion, and film festival submission fees.
Any funding left over after the film's completion and distribution will be donated to nonprofits focusing on gopher tortoise conservation.
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Brent Fannin
Gainesville, FL

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