Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La

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A Special Earth Day Screening of the PBS Nature Documentary

Representing the meticulous and ambitious work of an all-Chinese film company led by award-winning filmmaker Xi Zhinong, this spectacular film is the true story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world. Only recently discovered, snub-nosed monkeys are hauntingly beautiful primates, different and gentler than others of their kind. Elfin-like, they seem both childlike and wise beyond their years. The family is led by a formidable fighter and his crew, who together stand guard for eight to 10 families. This is a unique monkey society, formed in response to the hardships of the Himalayas. But their survival depends not just upon strong defensive strategies; it also relies upon the cooperation and interdependence of them all. 

The film is narrated by American actor BD Wong.

Please join us for a post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Xi Zhinong, writer and editor Mark Fletcher, Wildlife Conservation Society's leading scientist Dr. George Schaller, and Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations.

A reception follows the event. Also Xi's book Wildlife Wonders will be on sale with signing.

Event Details

Wed 22 Apr 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
725 Park Ave New York, NY 10021
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