Primates in Hi-Def

Jan 30, 2012

Seventy Cameramen. Fifty countries. Four years.

As many of you may already know, the BBC and Discovery Channel have co-produced a high-definition series called Life, a successor to Planet Earth.

One episode in that series, Life: Primates, shall have a screening at Caltech on Saturday, February 11th. The documentary explores the “intelligence, adaptability, and resourcefulness that have enabled primates to thrive in an incredible diversity of habitats,” adapting when confronted with tasks that are “beyond their physical means.”

Executive Producer Mike Gunton states that Planet: Earth was about the stage, while the Life series is about “the lives of the actors.” The goal was to create something epic, capturing extraordinary details and making the “ultimate portrait of animal behavior.”

Life: Primates will be introduced by Adler Dillman, a graduate student in biology at Caltech, and he will also moderate a post-screening discussion.

Life: Primates to Screen at Caltech
Saturday, February 11th at 2 p.m.
Caltech, Beckman Auditorium
Michigan Avenue, south of Del Mar Blvd.
Recommended for ages 8 and up
To purchase tickets ($5.00), call the ticket office at 626.395.4652



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