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CHIRIBIQUETE videography of an expedition to the center of the world

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46 Sullivans Creek Rd

Research School of Biology (Building 46) - Eucalyptus room

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In the framework of the National Science Week, the Embassy of Colombia, the ANU Research School of Biology and Fenner School of Environment & Society proudly present the documentary “Chiribiquete, videografía de Expedición al Centro del Mundo” (Chiribiquete, videography of an Expedition to the Center of the World).

The documentary follows a group of scientists exploring the extraordinary biodiversity and archaeological treasures of the Chiribiquete National Park in Colombia. Located at the heart of the Colombian Amazon, this impressive place was recently declared Natural and Cultural World Heritage Site by UNESCO, making it the largest protected tropical rainforest in the world. The documentary also presents the challenges of conservation before and after the peace process that ended 50 years of conflict in Colombia.

A forced landing caused by a storm led a passionate scientist to find a paradise that he would end up devoting his life to. Today, 30 years later, he returns to the Chiribiquete Mountain Range, in the heart of the Amazon, to lead an expedition in which he is reunited with the tepuis, the oldest geological formations on the planet, and the rock art that make it a place of great archaeological interest. That return is narrated by a young filmmaker who faced adversity to bring a testimony that mixes both experiences, his and the scientist’s.

Directed by Carlos Arturo Ramirez, and produced by Colciencias, the Department of Science, Technology and Innovation of Colombia, this premier screening in Canberra will be introduced by the Colombian ambassador in Australia, His Excellency Mr. Jaime Bueno-Miranda.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUKO9rDJD3k (Documentary with English subtitles)

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