April 21, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
50 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont, 05301
In honor of Earth Day weekend, CLAWS Conservancy will present a free screening of Vanishing Kings: Desert Lions of the Namib in the Latchis Theater at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.
The award-winning documentary by Will and Lianne Steenkamp follows five male lions in their journey from newborn cubs to adulthood. The unforgiving climate of the Namib desert, which stretches for more than 1,200 miles along the Atlantic coast of the African continent, has pushed these lions to the brink of extinction. The lessons learned by the “Five Musketeers” are key to the pride’s survival.
Following the film, Dr. Andrew Stein will discuss conservation efforts to protect lions in their natural habitat. Stein is a National Graphic Explorer and an Associate Professor of Natural Science at Landmark College. He founded the CLAWS (Communities Living Among Wildlife Sustainably) Conservancy to help promote coexistence between African communities and large predators.
Donations will be accepted for use in the conversation of lions.
Some scenes in Vanishing Kings maybe be unsuitable for children under 13 years old. Viewer discretion is advised.
CLAWS Conservancy would like to thank Landmark College for sponsoring this Earth Day weekend event.