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Film Screening: “Unchartered Amazon”

The Las Piedras River is the longest watershed in the Peruvian Madre de Dios, the headwaters of the Amazon Rainforest. This vast wilderness contains some of the highest biodiversity on earth, as well as 'uncontacted' nomadic indigenous tribes. “Unchartered Amazon” explores the wildlife of the Las Piedras River, focusing on the hard to see species, the unique features of this forest, as well as the threats facing it.

The film we be accompanied by its executive producer, the naturalist, explorer, author, and award winning wildlife filmmaker Paul Rosolie. His short film “An Unseen World” won the UN Forum on Forests 2013 short films award, and has been described as ‘nature filmmaking at its most raw and innovative.” His recent book “Mother of God” has gained the praise of environmentalists and adventurers such as Jane Goodall, Bear Grylls, and Bill McKibben who have called the book a “gripping,” “awe inspiring,” “rousing tale,” “with a great and enduring point.”

After the film, Paul Rosolie will be telling us more about the state of the Amazon, and showing EC members how to get involved in doing expeditions in the wildest place on earth.

He is the founder of Junglekeepers, a conservation group that aims at protecting essential habitat in the Madre de Dios Rainforest of Peru. The Madre de Dios, which lies along the Las Piedras River watershed, is at the center of the Alto Purus National Park, Bahuaja-Sonene National Park, Manu National Park and Biosphere Reserve. Junglekeepers has managed to protect large conservation a small part of the Piedras River, but there is much work to be done. Upstream there are uncontacted tribes, fossil deposits, drug runners, and the entire watershed contains vitally important corridor habitat for the crown jewel of the west Amazon.

Paul and his partners are in need of adventurers and participants to help in those conservation efforts as well as scientific efforts to continue cataloguing flora and fauna, fossils, anthropological artifacts, and document the rapid change in the region.

Date: Wednesday, December 14th

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Screening, Q&A to follow

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $10

Guest Ticket Price: $25

Student Ticket Price: $5 with a valid academic ID

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