Event chage: Film time is 7pm (same date) at the Student Center Ballroom (just upstairs from the theatre). Apologies for any inconvenience!
Join the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental Alliance GT, and the Indonesian Student Association for a screening of
Banff Mountain Film Festival Grand Prize winner:
The film follows Ian MacKenzie, a linguist & ethnographer, on his yearly trek through the threatened Borneo rainforest, with the last remaining nomadic hunter-gatherers, the Penan.
Following the film will be an open audience discussion with two leading academics:
Dr. Peter Brosius (Professor of Anthropology, University of Georgia-Athens), who has worked on the links between anthropology and conservation in Borneo for decades. Click here to learn more.
Dr. Thomas Gillespie (Associate Professor of Global Health & Biodiversity Conservation, Emory University): Dr. Gillespie’s work focuses on interactions among anthropogenic environmental change; biodiversity; and the ecology and emergence of pathogens of people, wildlife, and domestic animals. Click here to learn more.
The event is free to all guests, with an opportunity to contribute donations to support The Borneo Project (www.borneoproject.org). For the last twenty years, the Borneo Project has worked to bring international attention and support to community-led efforts to defend forests, sustainable livelihoods, and human rights in Borneo.