Son of Monarchs:: Navigating Borders and Identities


WHEN Thursday, November 7, 2019
6-7:30pm EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

In this talk, NYUAD biologist and filmmaker Alexis Gambis discusses his second feature Son of Monarchs currently in post-production. This butterfly-centered drama merges topics of evolutionary biology with broader issues of immigration, politics, and rituals. Dr. Gambis provides glimpses into the research and filmmaking process, from the research labs in New York to the butterfly sanctuaries in Mexico and discusses why his science films are often told through animal perspectives and the importance of taking scientific data outside of the lab so it can serve drama and fiction. 

  • Alexis Gambis, Assistant Professor of Biology, NYUAD
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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