Wildscreen at Bristol Uni: Rise of the Warrior Apes + panel discussion
Powell Lecture Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol
Wildscreen and the University of Bristol's Centre for Environmental Humanities have teamed up to present a series of screenings, to bring you stories from the natural world - and this is a good one!
We're really excited to be joined by director James Reed and tropical field biologist and conservationist Ian Redmond on behalf of Ape Alliance for a Q&A following the screening.
This is a pay what you can event, suggested donation of £5. All proceeds will be split between Wildscreen and Ape Alliance.
Rise of the Warrior Apes
Rise Of The Warrior Apes tells the twenty year story of the largest and most powerful chimpanzee society ever known. Through the extraordinary lives of four unique chimps we experience an intense political drama and bloody conflict in the African jungle. Using previously unseen footage, and witness testimony from the scientists who have observed and filmed them since 1993, we reveal a story of unbreakable friendship, fierce rivalry and unparalleled ambition that gave rise to the warrior apes of Ngogo.
Our goal is to convene the best photographers, filmmakers and creative professionals with the most committed conservationists to create compelling stories about the natural world; that inspire the wider public to experience it, feel part of it and protect it.
We are powered by an ecosystem of projects:
Wildscreen Arkive - the world’s leading online natural world encyclopaedia;
Wildscreen Exchange - A unique global hub that empowers conservation organisations by connecting them with world-leading filmmakers and photographers to create ground-breaking communications about our natural world.
Wildscreen Festival - the internationally renowned festival that celebrates and advances the art of natural world storytelling.
The Ape Alliance, which started in 1996, is an international coalition of organisations and individuals, working for the conservation and welfare of apes.
It exists to:
- Provide a forum for discussion of issues relating to apes.
- Develop position papers on key issues.
- Lobby collectively for enactment and/or enforcement of legislation to improve the welfare and/or conservation of apes.
- Campaign for greater public awareness of ape issues and increase respect for apes.
- Facilitate information exchange between member groups and, where appropriate, coordinate activities to maximise their beneficial effect.
Please follow the link below to book as tickets are limited. Donation suggested.