A Place Without People

Washington, D.C. Premiere Local inhabitants in certain regions of Tanzania are being evicted to make way for the creation of some of the world’s most renowned nature reserves. Set in the famous Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, the film explores how the parks came to be and how Western perceptions about nature radically altered both the East African landscape and society. The film focuses on the people who “shouldn’t be there,” not only because their voices are rarely heard, but also because they are still being antagonized and excluded, while the tourist industry is rapidly depleting the area’s natural resources. Directed by Andreas Apostolidis. Produced by Rea Apostolides.

Introduced by Tolessa Deksissa, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Science, University System of the District of Columbia. Discussion with Dr. David Western, Chairman, African Conservation Centre, Nairobi, follows screening.

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