BENY, BACK TO THE WILD

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BENY, BACK TO THE WILD

(c) Damien Chatard The Good Factory

MARCH
17
2:15 PM

Directed by: Alain Tixier

Presented with: Earth Matters

Venue: National Museum of Natural History
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BENY, BACK TO THE WILD (France, 2011, 84 min.) 

Presented in conjunction with the upcoming exhibition, “Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa” and the National Museum of African Art. 

Introduced by Mary Jo Arnoldi, Chairman, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History.  

The moving true story of a young bonobo’s return to life in the wild. Captured by hunters and held in captivity in the city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Beny is rescued by Claudine André and brought to Lola ya Bonobo, the bonobo sanctuary. Through this touching documentary, we discover a rare intelligent species that is dangerously threatened. Directed by Alain Tixier and produced by Jean-Pierre Bailly. 

Discussion with Claudine André, subject of the film, follows screening. 

Shown with JANE’S JOURNEY and FOR THE BEST AND FOR THE ONION.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium

10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW 

(Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian)  

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