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From the mountain snowpacks of the Pacific Northwest to the dry deserts of the Southwestern United States, Disturbed captures the humanity of disturbance ecologists, scientists, and conservation managers who study and manage erupting volcanoes, invasive species, and high-severity forest fires. Disturbed is directed by Michael-Claude Winfield.

Michael-Claude Winfield is an award-winning director and cinematographer. He previously directed Ranger, an award-winning short documentary about a game ranger facing population management challenges on a private game reserve in South Africa. He has three patents in machine learning and is presently in a doctoral program for Sustainable Forest Management, studying UAV, Remote Sensing, and Disturbance Ecology. As a screenwriter, he has placed science-fiction screenplays in American Zoetrope and the Austin Film Festival.

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