Humans' closest living relatives, chimpanzees are found today in only 21 countries in equatorial Africa and, due to human activity, their numbers are declining. Yet there exists–amidst the chaos of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a region which has experienced near-constant war for decades–a utopic band of untouched forest, a refuge for these extraordinary animals.
In 2015, partially by accident, Dr. Anne Laudisoit, a biologist and explorer with EcoHealth Alliance, made this incredible discovery. And in 2017 she returned with cameras to share her remarkable discovery with the world. The award-winning Mbudha, in the Chimpanzees' Footsteps is the result of that effort.
Join EcoHealth Alliance to watch this incredible film about Dr. Laudisoit and her collaborators' efforts to document and protect a never-before-seen population of one of the world's most endangered animals.
There will be a talkback with Dr. Laudisoit following the screening. You can view a trailer for the film (in French) here.
ABOUT ECOHEALTH ALLIANCE
Building on 45 years of groundbreaking science, EcoHealth Alliance is the premier nonprofit organization committed to a One Health approach to track the migration of deadly viruses from animals into humans. EcoHealth Alliance research has led to major breakthroughs on the origins and spread of new and emerging diseases like Ebola, SARS, MERS, and Nipah virus. EcoHealth Alliance works globally in hotspot regions where the threat of outbreaks is highest. Through innovations in research, training, capacity building, and policy initiatives, we develop tools and interventions to prevent pandemics and promote conservation.
Doors 3:00pm, Show 3:30pm
Earlybird Tickets available for $2 until July 12th
General Admission: $5
Each ticket purchase is a donation to EcoHealth Alliance, a 501(c)(3)!
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.