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Science on a Sphere

Friday, October 13, 2017
1:00 pm

Dive into dynamic visualizations on "Science on a Sphere" to explore the connections between the ocean, climate, and human activity.  Hear how communities are making a difference.

Recovering Voices Ethnographic Film Series: The Feast and The Ax Fight

Friday, October 13, 2017
2:30 pm

The Feast (1970, 29 min., Vebezuela) and The Ax Fight (1975, 30 min., Venezuela) by Timothy Asch and Napoleon Chignon.

Shot in 1968 and 1971 respectively, in southern Venezuela, these two films are part of the Yanomamo series. The Feast chronicles the ceremonial, social, economic, and political nature of communal feasting, while The...

Science on a Sphere

Sunday, October 15, 2017
1:00 pm

Dive into dynamic visualizations on "Science on a Sphere" to explore the connections between the ocean, climate, and human activity.  Hear how communities are making a difference.

Recovering Voices Ethnographic Film Series: Cochengo Miranda

Friday, October 20, 2017
2:30 pm

Cochengo Miranda (1974, 53 min., Argentina) by Jorge Prelorán.

The film is a portrait of Cochengo Miranda, who at the time had lived on the Pampas of Central Argentina for over 30 years.  The film explores this itinerant singer and ranch hand's past and family life, and in doing so explores the toil of transculturation.  Discussion to follow the film.

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Natural History on the Big Screen: Chasing Coral

Monday, October 23, 2017
6:30 pm

The National Museum of Natural History and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital invite you to a screening of Chasing Coral, a Netflix original documentary. Journey with a team of divers, scientists, and photographers around the world on an epic underwater campaign to document the disappearance of coral reefs. After the film, hear first-hand from the filmmaker,...

Recovering Voices Ethnographic Film Series: N!ia: The Story of a !Kung Woman

Friday, October 27, 2017
2:30 pm

N!ia: The Story of a !Kung Woman (1980, 59 min., Namibia) by John Marshall.

Shot over 27 years, this film is an intimate portrait of N!ai, a Jul’hoan woman who in 1978 was in her mid-30s. The film chronicles her life and that of her wider community in the Nyae-Nyae region of the Kalahari Desert of Namibia. Discussion to follow the film.

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