This event is a screening of the award-winning documentary Rise of the Warrior Apes, featuring a question and answer session with collaborating scientist Dr. John Mitani.
“Filmed over 23 years, Rise of the Warrior Apes tells the epic story of an extraordinary troop of chimpanzees in Ngogo, Uganda – featuring four mighty warriors who rule through moral ambiguity, questionable politics, strategic alliances, and destroyed trust.
The warrior apes, who are known as the largest troop of chimpanzees ever discovered, control a vast empire and reign with terror through war, politics and alliances. Built upon over 20 years of remarkable storylines – from their emergence as young adults culminating in their total dominance – Rise of the Warrior Apes provides a fresh and uncensored perspective on these magnificent and sometimes terrifying animals.
Researchers, who first started studying and filming these apes in 1993, were determined to understand how they had established a unit more than three times the size of anything ever seen in the wild before. Over more than two decades, their dedication, extraordinary capacity as story-tellers and remarkable archive of film – supplemented with new specially shot material – reveal groundbreaking insights into animal behaviour and perhaps even into human evolution.” — Discovery Channel
After the screening, join Dr. John Mitani for a behind-the-scenes look at the research that informed the narrative behind the stunning visuals in this fascinating documentary.
Film Row Cinema is located on the the 8th floor of 1104 S Wabash. Please ask the front desk for directions if needed. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the program starts at 6 pm.
Come early to enjoy the refreshments provided by the hosting organizations.
ISBE Clock Hrs will be provided for CPS teachers.
Parking and Transportation: Street parking and several paid parking garages are available in the area. The Roosevelt stop off the Green Line is one block from the venue. Please use https://www.transitchicago.com/ to help plan your trip.
Notice: As a guest of Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST), you agree to be photographed, videotaped, or filmed and grant C2ST permission to put the finished footage/photography to any uses that it may deem proper including marketing, advertising (print, radio, and television) and PR-related activities.