WE ONLY SAVE WHAT WE KNOW: AN INFORMAL EVENING OF ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS, SCIENCE AND DISCUSSION
Join us at the Community Idea Stations for an evening of film which explores endangered species and the photographers, filmmakers and researchers working to save them. Presented by Science Matters as part of the RVA Environmental Film Festival, the evening will begin with the PBS documentary RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark, exploring the work of photographer Joel Sartore who travelled the globe to document thousands of species at the risk of extinction. Following RARE will be a special screening of the short film PERSON OF THE FOREST, co-directed and produced by local filmmakers Melissa Lesh and Trevor Frost. PERSON OF THE FOREST is set in the vanishing lowland rain forests of Borneo and illuminates the research that is underway to better understand the unique cultural behaviors of wild orangutans. The film follows National Geographic photographer Tim Laman, orangutan researcher Cheryl Knott, and National Geographic Young Explorer Robert Rodriguez Suro as they work to shed new light on the similarities between humans and our ancient ancestors, before it’s too late.
6:00 - 7:00 PM - Meet and Mingle Enjoy light refreshments before the screening and mingle with the local filmmakers.
6:45 PM - Doors Open to begin seating for the screening
7:00 - 8:30 PM - Screening of Episode 1 of RARE: CREATURES OF THE PHOTO ARK, followed by the short film PERSON OF THE FOREST
8:30-9:00 Q & A with Filmmakers Melissa Lesh, Trevor Frost and National Geographic Young Explorer Robert Rodriguez Suro
More details at ideastations.org/film
This event is presented by Science Matters as part of the 2018 RVA Environmental Film Festival
Free but registration is required at ideastations.org/Film
Refreshments sponsored by Whole Foods Market