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Life of Mammals
Date Friday December 22
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
http://www.HumanistHall.net
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorFlorence
EmailHumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com
Phone510-393-5685
LIFE OF MAMMALS
by David Attenborough

This documentary is pure magic. A lot of thought went into its content -- from spectacular visuals to awesome sound and content structure. It reveals how intricate the web of life on this planet is and how threatened it is. From deer-like rodents in Patagonia whose activities seem to confuse a nearby burrowing owl (whose burrow the Maras had snatched) to a female Leopard sneaking into a rural village in India to steal domestic goats because its natural prey base was scarce. From bizarre (platypus), to large (whales), tiny (harvest mice), blind (golden mole), fast (cheetah), slow (sloth), to the ones that fly (bats) -- this documentary covers the entire spectrum of mammals in stunning visuals and captivating narration. The filmmaker, David Attenborough, is thorough and scientifically accurate. His screen presence is comforting and his lifetime of experience ensures that the content is seamless and exciting. He is able to show us firsts: new behavior and discoveries, sometimes even new animals. What distinguishes mammals from other animals is their ability to adapt. The documentary goes into incredible depth about all the different intricacies of the mammals’ lives and how they coexist with each other and humans. It is perhaps the best wildlife documentary ever made. And it stands as a great proof of evolution. Although the film never comes right out and specifically talks about evolution, it is a subtext throughout the film. The mechanics of evolution are so clear that it would be hard to question evolution after watching this film.

Before and after the films, everyone’s invited to indulge in our Humanist Tea House

$5 donations are accepted


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