Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La
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.