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LONESOME GEORGE AND THE BATTLE FOR THE GALAPAGOS

(c) BBC Active (via BBC Worldwide)

LONESOME GEORGE AND THE BATTLE FOR THE GALAPAGOS (United Kingdom, 2012, 60 min.)

Presented by the Embassy of Ecuador 

Officially the loneliest animal on the planet until his death in June 2012, Lonesome George was the very last Pinta Island giant tortoise. Now his species is extinct. He was an icon of his native Galapagos Islands and a symbol of the battle to preserve their unique wildlife. The islands are at a critical point in their history, threatened by illegal fishing, the demands of a booming population and an ever-expanding tourist industry, yet the islanders’ will to protect the Galapagos is strong. This is both the personal story of Lonesome George and of the local characters intent on turning around the fortunes of their unique tropical paradise. Produced by Jonathan Clay for BBC Four.

Introduced by Diego Bassante, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of Ecuador. Discussion with filmmaker Sandy PatchGreg Stone, Executive Vice President, Global Marine and the Moore Center for Science, Conservation International, and the President of the Galapagos Conservancy, Johannah Barry, will follow the screening.

Shown with THE LAST ICE MERCHANT (EL ÚLTIMO HIELERO).

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

Artisphere Spectrum Theatre
1611 N. Kent St., Arlington, Va. (Located right next to Artisphere.) 
(Metro: Rosslyn) 
Free parking after 5 p.m. Please use the N. Kent St. garage entrance. Validation is required and can be secured at the front desk. 

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