School of Communication Calendar
An Evening with Chris Palmer: The Best and Worst of Wildlife Films (Updated 1/25/12)
6:30 pm – 8:10 pm, Tuesday, March 20 (2012), The Wechsler Theater (MGC 315)
When Chris Palmer~s book Shooting in the Wild: An Insider~s Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom was published in 2010, it sparked praise, great interest, and controversy. Exposing the thrilling, yet sometimes tragic, world of wildlife filmmaking, his book revealed a dark side to this world: a pervasive and troubling trend toward sensationalism, extreme risk-taking, falsification and even wildlife abuse in filmmaking. In this special evening, Chris highlights the worst and best examples of the genre, illustrating his talk with numerous, controversial, high impact clips from wildlife films. He evaluates the ethics behind their making, explaining what should be condemned and what should be praised. Chris also screens the winners of this year~s Eco-Comedy Video Competition, sponsored by the Sierra Club.
- Center for Environmental Filmmaking