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NOVEMBER 2, 2019

New Bedford Whaling Museum – Cook Memorial Theater, New Bedford, MA

AFTERNOON PROGRAM

3:30-5:00pm  |  $10

THE LITAS

7 minutes | A portrait of a 5000-women strong global women’s motorcycle collective, through the eyes of Gevin Fax, who grew up gay and black in the LA of the 1960’s.

BROTHERHOOD OF SKIING

10 minutes | African-American youth programs and ski clubs, born in the civil rights movement, upend stereotypes.

The San Juan Dance Cub

7 minutes | Telluride retiree Ron Black starts a dance program for friends and neighbors, a charming way for different people to connect.

Life of Pie

13 minutes | How two adventurous women — mountain bike riders and chefs — transform a small and conservative Colorado town. As a couple they have seen attitudes change and unlikely friendships bloom as the town has evolved into a mountain biking hotspot.

Mission Dolomites

6 minutes | A French free-rider mountain biker tackles a hair-raising route in the mountains.

BROKEN

7 minutes | Another chapter of Jon Wilson’s journey since he lost a leg to cancer. A tone poem to perseverance and strength.

Every Nine Minutes

5 minutes | Artists find a unique way to raise awareness about the world ocean’s plastic waste.

UP TO SPEED

21 minutes | Meet an international group of fanatics who are working to qualify for the blistering new Olympic discipline of indoor competitive climbing.

R.A.W. TUBA

29 minutes | Richard Antoine White grew up homeless on the streets of Baltimore, and overcomes the odds to become a world-class symphony musician and professor, and the first African American to receive a Doctorate in Music for tuba performance.

JÁGRLAMA

3 minutes | A young boy in Tibet develops an unlikely obsession with ice hockey.

EVENING PROGRAM

7:00pm  |  $10

THE LAST HONEY HUNTER

36 minutes | Directed by Ben Knight

In the mist-shrouded mountains of Nepal’s Hongu River Valley, the Kulung people practice an ancient form of animism structured around the god Rongkemi. There you will find a wiry and unassuming man named Mauli Dhan Rai, who is believed to be chosen by the gods for the perilous rite of honey harvesting. The task, which involves climbing rope ladders up sheer cliffs to cut down combs made by the world’s largest honeybee (before collecting the poisonous honey within), is extraordinarily dangerous. But it’s a spiritual pursuit soaked in myth that the Kulung believe taps directly into the gods.

THE SERENGETI RULES

84 minutes | Directed by Nicolas Brown

Academy Award-winning Passion Pictures and Tangled Bank Studios present one of the most important but untold science stories of our time—a tale with profound implications for the fate of life on our planet. Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth – from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools – they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to reimagine the world as it could and should be.

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