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VIMFF: Jon Turk: The Deep Wild

VIMFF: Jon Turk: The Deep Wild

Jon Turk earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1971 and was nominated by National Geographic as one of the Top Ten Adventurers of the Year in 2012. Between these bookends, Jon has written 30 environmental science textbooks, has kayaked around Cape Horn and across the North Pacific, mountain biked across the northern Gobi and made numerous first ski descents and first rock climbing ascents around the globe.

Tuesday February 26th
Doors: 6:30 pm  Show: 7:30 pm



*Note: No Rio Groupons or Rio Passes accepted at this event.

The Speaker:

Around 70,000 years ago, in the early pre-history of humankind, extreme and prolonged drought in East Africa reduced the population of Homo sapiens to near extinction. In Deep Wild vs Modern Tribalism, Jon Turk draws from history and his own explorations in remote corners of the globe, to understand how our intimate knowledge of the environment, combined with ceremony, and mythology gave us the cutting edge to thrive … And how these fundamental survival instincts have been distorted by 21st Century tribalism into hatred, racism, and warfare.

The Film:

Spirit of Jaguar
Four friends, who feel fulfilled by the untouched nature of our Mother Earth, are heading into the Amazonian jungle for a challenging journey. They paddle down the wild rivers and hike through deep forests to become a part of the Indian Hodi tribe. The mysterious Sierra Maigualida Mountains, which haven´t been crossed by any European ever before, hides them from the surrounding world. Living side by side with Indians in their natural way of life and spending many days in their village show them how to respect the nature and its balance. Indian tribe Hodi represents the opposite of our western culture. It is their pleasure from the simple things and happiness from life versus our never- ending urge and desire to buy and possess..
Director: Pavol Barabas
Origin: Slovakia
Year of Production: 2018
Duration: 58 min

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