‘Across Thirty Hills’: Film Premiere and Panel Discussion

Jan 26, 2021, 3:30 pm5:00 pm
via Zoom



Event Description

Orangutan in foliage

Students from the Princeton Sunda Rainforest Project will host a virtual premiere and panel discussion for their film, Across Thirty Hills, which explores the vanishing rainforests of Sumatra and the fight to protect critical habitat for endangered species by empowering local communities. David Wilcove, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and public affairs and the High Meadows Environmental Institute, will moderate the event.

Six students gained exclusive access to the World Wildlife Fund’s Thirty Hills Restoration Concession where Indigenous peoples protect their homeland by cultivating a sustainable economy from traditional ways of life. Through extensive interviews and startling footage of Sumatra’s rampant deforestation, the film provides a compelling case for making conservation profitable for local communities.

The event will be held via Zoom webinar — register here in advance to receive a webinar link.

This event is organized by the High Meadows Environmental Institute with the Sunda Rainforest Project and the World Wildlife Fund

  • High Meadows Environmental Institute
  • Sunda Rainforest Project
  • World Wildlife Fund