The Vervet Forest

Friday Mar 3, 2017

1025 Broadway Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4403
US

Phone: 848-1320
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$8-$15

Contact:


Website: Click to Visit

Follow the story of five orphaned baby Vervet monkeys rescued by a few compassionate humans in South Africa.

The film documents the monkeys’ arrival as helpless infants at the Vervet Monkey Foundation, following their growth into intelligent, playful juveniles until they are adopted by foster mother monkeys and integrated into one of the foundation’s existing troops.

Meanwhile, outside the foundation, the ever-evolving landscape of South Africa sparks conversations about the causes of monkey habitat destruction, the role of humans in a struggling ecosystem, and how understanding the connection between ourselves and our environment can inspire positive action. 

See also: Reel World

Hey, Hey, We’re the Monkeys

The South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE) gets its monkey on with a screening of the wildlife documentary The Vervet Forest on Friday, March 3. This nature film tells the story of five orphaned baby Vervet monkeys rescued by South Africa’s Vervet Monkey Foundation. The film follows them as they grow into intelligent, playful juveniles and are adopted by “foster mother” monkeys. The filmmakers also find time to discuss the environment outside the foundation, where forests and habitats are being destroyed by human intervention. There will be a silent auction, a raffle and “vegan goodies” before the film. Doors open at 5pm and the film begins at 6:30pm. All proceeds from the event will go toward the Vervet Forest fund. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students/seniors and $8 for children. To get tickets in advance, go to southbroadwaytickets.com. For more info on the film, go to thevervetforest.com.

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