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Film Screening: Rise of the Warrior Apes

Speaker(s): John Mitani

Houston, TX

April 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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.

Admission is free. Registration is not required.

If you have questions, please contact Arielle Johnson- email [email protected]

Presented by The Leakey Foundation and Rice BioSciences

Sponsored by:
The Brown Foundation, Inc.
Ann and Gordon Getty
Camilla and George Smith


April 16, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Anderson-Clarke Center, Rice University
6100 South Main Street
Houston, TX United States
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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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