Green Screen Film Series to show 'The Guide: A Biologist in Gorongosa' July 22

  • On Monday, July 22, the Green Screen Environmental Documentary Film Series will begin with "The Guide: A Biologist in Gorongosa" featuring famed biologist E.O. Wilson.

    On Monday, July 22, the Green Screen Environmental Documentary Film Series will begin with "The Guide: A Biologist in Gorongosa" featuring famed biologist E.O. Wilson. Courtesy of HHMI

 
Submitted by Environmental Defenders of McHenry County
Updated 7/18/2019 9:28 PM

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County invites the public to its new Green Screen Environmental Documentary Film Series.

The selection for July 22 will be "The Guide: A Biologist in Gorongosa."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

This film is set in war-torn Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, a protected area that has been the subject of a large-scale restoration project.

The film tells the story of a young man from the local community who discovers a passion for science after meeting world-renowned biologist E.O. Wilson.

Growing up near Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Tonga Torcida dreamed of becoming a tour guide at the park.

But when he meets ant biologist E.O. Wilson, his views of the world around him, and of his future, change drastically.

Tonga decides to pursue a career in science and work to ensure that the park is enjoyed by future generations. The film weaves themes in conservation biology and environmental science, the value of scientific mentorship, and the social and economic realities of wilderness restoration.

The film will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Luecht Conference Center, Building B, McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake.

The event is free to the public, but donations are appreciated.

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Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the film at 7 p.m.

A discussion will follow facilitated by retired biology professor Dr. Bev Dow. The evening will wrap up at 8:30 p.m.

The film series is co-sponsored by Environmental Defenders of McHenry County's Education Committee and McHenry County College Sustainability Center.

The Environmental Defenders helps educate the public on environmental issues, in part, through free screenings of documentary films. Founded in 1970, The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a nonprofit, grass-roots membership organization dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the environment in McHenry County.

For more information, visit www.mcdef.org or www.facebook.com/Environmental Defenders or call (815) 338-0393, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

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