EXTINCTION IN PROGRESS

2014 Films

World Premiere

EXTINCTION IN PROGRESS

Sarah Hanson

MARCH
19
7:00 PM

Directed by: Jürgen Hoppe

Venue: Georgetown Day School
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EXTINCTION IN PROGRESS (USA / Haiti, 2014, 56 min.)

World Premiere The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is still struggling to get on its feet from the disastrous 2010 earthquake. But the real problem Haiti faces in the near future is the complete degradation of its natural resources. Today, forests cover less than two percent of its territory and scientists predict a mass extinction of Haiti’s biodiversity. Over a three-year period, a team of scientists and naturalists travel to the most remote locations in Haiti to investigate the current state of its biodiversity. Surprisingly, they discover almost 50 new species and rediscover species thought to be lost, including one of the most endangered mammals, the Hispaniolan solenodon. Written and directed by Jürgen Hoppe. Produced by Dr. Blair Hedges and Jürgen Hoppe.

Discussion with Frank Hawkins, Director, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Washington, D.C. office, follows screening.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

Georgetown Day School

High School Forum

4200 Davenport St., NW

(Metro: Tenleytown-AU)

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