Darwin Festival screening of Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo

15 February 2012 14:30 - 17:00

Location: The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1TE, UK.

Event description

A special screening with directors Q&A for The Darwin Festival 2012.

Whilst insects are often greeted with a shudder in the Western world, in Japan, these tiny creatures are a source of admiration and enthralment. American naturalist and film-maker Jessica Oreck, spent six weeks in Japan filming the country's fascination with insects.

The film speaks of harmony and nature, taking a meditative look at a national culture that for centuries has been influenced by insects, from the legend of the first emperor who named Japan the "Isle of the Dragonflies" to the contemporary craze and multi-million dollar industry of keeping beetles.

Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo quietly challenges the viewer to observe the world from an uncommon perspective that will shift the familiar to the fantastic and just might change not only the way we think about bugs, but the way we think about life.

The doors will open at 2:30pm for a Darwin Festival Cafe Sci Talk and introduction to the film.

The film will start at 3:00pm

An after screening Q&A session with director Jessica Oreck, who works at the American Museum Of Natural History in New York, will take place at 4:30pm via Skype.

Adult £5.00
Child & Shrewsbury Film Society members £3.00

Organisation details

This event was not organised by the AES. Please contact the event organiser if you have any queries.

Event organiser: kinokulture

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