Fix and Release

16 mins


Each year, hundreds of turtles are admitted to the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre, a donation-fueled medical clinic that administers to the ancient and fascinating reptiles. Hit by cars, damaged by boats or mauled by predators, they come in broken. And under the expertise of Dr. Sue Carstairs and her team, the reptiles are nursed back to life (when possible), their babies are hatched and raised, and more turtles are released to the wild than are admitted. In Fix and Release, director Scott Dobson manages to tell an an uplifting story of wildlife that also conveys the incredible qualities of an overlooked animal. Incredibly resilient, long-lived and vital to wetlands, turtles finally get some well-deserved time in the limelight.

Production Team

Scott Dobson

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2017 Mountainfilm Festival.