A Wolf as You’ve Never Seen One
The new movie “True Wolf” by Rob Whitehair and Bruce Wade is a revelation. It’s the true story of a couple, Pat and Bruce, raising a baby wolf from cub ‘til death in Montana. The wolf, Koani, was hand raised—but never domesticated—and became an ambassador for the breed.
The couple was completely dedicated to raising the wolf and changed their lives to suit her needs. Wolves have been hunted almost to extinction in the U.S. and when the Wild Sentry organization tried to reintroduce them there was much opposition as, you will see. The film makers combine old footage with new to tell the story of the past and present attitude toward these awesome creatures.
Koani had a great life, enjoying long, two-hour walks every day with Indie, her canine companion. In the end, the movie raises the question as to whether this dedicated couple did the right thing by raising her in captivity. Even though they loved her, they questioned their actions themselves. See the movie and decide for yourself.
It opens in New York City on August 17 at Cinema Village.