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Film Screening: Rise of the Warrior Apes

Speaker(s): John Mitani


November 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


5:30 PM Complimentary Reception
6:00 PM Film Screening

Doors to this event open at 5:30 PM. Join The Leakey Foundation and Chicago Council of Science and Technology for a complimentary reception with refreshments.

The film screening will begin at 6:00 PM. Filmed over 23 years, the award-winning documentary 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 screening will be followed by a question and answer session with collaborating scientist Dr. John Mitani.

This event is produced in partnership with the Chicago Council on Science and Technology and Columbia College.

Sponsored by:
Ann and Gordon Getty
Camilla and George Smith

Disclaimer: This movie contains scenes of violence that may be inappropriate for small children.


November 9, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Film Row Cinema, Columbia College
1104 South Wabash Ave
Chicago, Illinois
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John Mitani

John Mitani is the James N. Spuhler Collegiate Professor and associate chair of anthropology at the University of Michigan. He is an animal behaviorist who studies the behavior of our closest living relatives, the apes. His current research involves a long-term study of an unusually large community of chimpanzees at Ngogo, Kibale National Park, Uganda. Mitani is a member of the Scientific Executive Committee of The Leakey Foundation.

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