Pursuing the Monarchs is a documentary examining the social and biological factors causing a rapidly waning monarch butterfly population across North America. This succinct yet poignant documentary traverses viewers across the American heartland from the vast plains of Iowa to the jungles of Michoacán. It is an intrepid journey across the front lines of one of Earth’s most chaste and treasured species’ battle for survival against rampant deforestation and the devastating practices of industrialized agriculture.

 Photography: Mikan Media

Photography: Mikan Media

To what extent is the monarch butterfly representative of millions of other species disappearing as a result of our human negligence?
— Professor Lincoln Brower
 Photography: Mikan Media

Photography: Mikan Media

BEHIND THE SCENES OF PURSUING THE MONARCHS