Presented by Science Matters as part of the RVA Environmental Film Festival
Join us at the Community Idea Stations Friday, February 9, 2018 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 series 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. The film follows National Geographic photographer Tim Laman, orangutan researcher Cheryl Knott, and National Geographic Young Explorer Robert Rodriquez Suro as they work to shed new light on the similarities between humans and our ancient ancestors, before it's too late.
Registration is now Closed: Screening attendance is at capacity
The screenings will be followed by a Q & A with filmmakers Melissa Lesh and Trevor Frost and researcher Robert Rodriguez Suro.
When: Friday, February 9, 2018
Where: The Community Idea Stations • 23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA 23235 (Directions)
- 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Meet and mingle and enjoy light refreshments sponsored in part by Whole Foods Market, Fresh Market and Wegman's. Interact with Maymont and MathScience Innovation Center educators and live animals that are protected or endangered in VA. View works of art made from recycled materials and depicting endangered species by artists Barbara Iobst and Porter Kobernick.endangered in VA.
- 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Screenings of Episode 1 of RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark and the film Person of the Forest
- 8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Q & A with Filmmakers Melissa Lesh, Trevor Frost and National Geographic Young Explorer Robert Rodriguez Suro
What was it like to film orangutans in the Borneo rainforest?
Trevor Frost (producer of Person of the Forest) and Mellisa Lesh (co-director of Person of the Forest)
National Geographic Young Explorer Robert Rodriguez Suro
About RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark
Discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of species at risk of extinction, and travel the globe with renowned photographer and Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore in his quest to save them.
About Person of the Forest
In the disappearing lowland rainforests of Borneo, research is underway to uncover unique cultural behaviors in wild orangutans. Photographer Tim Laman, researcher Cheryl Knott, and explorer Robert Rodriguez Suro shed new light on the similarities between ourselves and our ancient ancestors, before it's too late.