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Title: The Return of the Mountain Chicken
Runtime: 14 min
Director: Nicolas Eguren Cleffi
Placement: Honorable Mention
Competition: March 31, 2020
Synopsis: On a small island in the Caribbean, a team of scientist and conservationist are attempting to reintroduce the Mountain Chicken Frog to an environment where it will not survive. Only 20 years ago, scientists discovered a fungal pathogen that has already caused the extinction of 90 species of amphibians, including the wild populations of Mountain Chicken. Luckily, bio-secure groups have survived in captive breeding programs, and are now being reintroduced and contributing to an experiment that not only could save this species, but hundreds of other species that are in critical need of solutions for this global pandemic.