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Wildlife film festival is next weekend

The third annual Milotte Wildlife Film Festival, recognizing the work of Alfred and Elma Milotte, will take place Oct. 18 at the Bonney Lake Library.

The guest speaker for this year’s festival is Bill Wallauer, a cinematographer from the Jane Goodall Institute.

The featured film’s are Disney Nature’s 2012 movie “Chimpanzee,” for which Wallauer was co-cinematographer, and Walt Disney’s 1952 film “Water Birds.”

The Milottes lived on the Bonney Lake area for more than 30 years. They filmed movies in Alaska and Africa, including spending three years on the Serengeti Plain of Africa filming what would become the Disney film “The African Lion.” During their career, they won six Academy Awards, including one for “Water Birds.” The Milottes died less than a week apart in April 1989.

The free event runs 11 a.m-4:30 p.m. at the library, 18501 90th St. E., Bonney Lake. For more information, call 253-863-6275 or go to mwlff.org.

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