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UCLA Shows New Documentary on Saving Species and Habitats Worldwide

Date: 03/31/2008
Contact: Rachel Champeau ()
Phone: 310-794-2270 Calendar Listing for May 5

 

UCLA Shows New Documentary on Saving Species and Habitats Worldwide

WHAT:                 

Watch a free screening and meet the director of a new documentary called "HOTSPOTS" about the 35 most biologically valuable places on the planet and what needs to be done to save species and environments around the world.

 

The film chronicles the 20-year research of Dr. Russell Mittermeier, president of Conservation International, who leads a team of scientists responsible for saving more precious habitat globally than any other organization. 

 

UCLA's Stiles Program in Integrative Oncology, a unit of UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center, and the UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine, are sponsoring the event.  The film was produced by Michael Tobias and Jane Morrison of the Dancing Star Foundation.

WHEN:

7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Monday, May 5

WHERE:                   

The R.P.B. Auditorium on UCLA's campus, adjacent to the Jules Stein Eye Institute.

SPEAKERS:             

Dr. Michael Tobias, writer/director of HOTSPOTS who is also a global ecologist and author. He has produced over 100 documentaries on environmental, cultural and scientific topics.                                                 

COST:

Admission is free.  Parking on campus costs $8.                       

INFORMATION:    

Please call (310) 825-5300 or see website:http://www.ccim.med.ucla.edu/

View HOTSPOTS trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY08NIXvrxc

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Rachel Champeau, rchampeau@mednet.ucla.edu

(310) 794-2270

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