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Cosmic Africa

"Cosmic Africa," by Craig Foster & Damon Foster / South Africa / 2002 / 72mins / Documentary / English, Bambara and Ju'hoansi



Wed, Jul 28, 2021

2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

The Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10460


Join us for a day of adventure at the Bronx Zoo and a screening of the documentary film, Cosmic Africa. You can learn more about the film below. Your RSVP for this program will grant you free access to the Bronx Zoo for the day and then you can join us for the film screening at 2:30pm, followed by a discussion and Q&A with guest speaker, astrophysicist, cosmologist and author, Hakeem M. Oluseyi. Light drinks and snacks will be provided!

About the Film

Traveling across the scope of the African continent - Namibia, Ghana, Northern Kenya, Dogon country in Mali, and the Egyptian Sahara - this film captures the remarkable personal journey of an African astronomer, Thebe Medupe. Cosmic Africa and Thebe Medupe explore Africa's ancient astronomy history, while unveiling the deep connection humans have with the cosmos.
About Craig Foster
About Damon Foster

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