Dan Lieberman and Evan Hadingham discuss the thrilling stories behind some of the most important human origins discoveries ever made.
San Francisco, CA
April 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Filmed over 23 years, Rise of the Warrior Apes is an award-winning documentary that 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. Join director James Reed and primatologist John Mitani for an exclusive San Francisco screening of Rise of the Warrior Apes, followed by a question and answer session.
Content note- This documentary contains scenes of violence and aggression. It may not be suitable for children.
Dr. John Mitani is a primate behavioral ecologist and professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Michigan. He has spent over 40 years studying the behavior of our closest living relatives, the apes. He is the co-director of the Ngogo Chimpanzee Project. His current research involves studies of the extraordinarily large group of wild chimpanzees featured in this film. Dr. Mitani is also a member of the Scientific Executive Committee of The Leakey Foundation.
James Reed is a director and producer who has taken audiences on breathtaking journeys with films such as Disneynature’s Chimpanzees, Bears, and Monkey Kingdom. Reed’s impressive portfolio of documentary series' and films, which span topics such as nature, wildlife, and natural history, have aired internationally on BBC, Discovery, and National Geographic. His work has won multiple awards, including Best Animal Behavior Film from the Jackson Wild Film Festival and the New York Wild Film Festival, and the Golden Panda award from Wildscreen.