Mozambique’s civil war left elephants frightened & hostile. Elephant researchers work to build trust and retrain the animals away from violence. Panel follows film.
David Hamlin is a multiple Emmy Award winning filmmaker and Executive Producer. He’s responsible for over 100 award-winning Specials, Series and New Media projects for the National Geographic Channel, NBC, PBS, other broadcasters and NGO’s. Hamlin has travelled the world on numerous expeditions and TV productions. He honed his storytelling skills while whitewater kayaking, mountain climbing and filming everywhere from the Congo Basin to the Karakoram to the Amazon to the Arctic. Since joining National Geographic in 1996, his work has focused on exploration, natural history and wildlife and habitat conservation.
While at Dartmouth College, he received several fellowships including teaching 2nd Grade in Jersey City, NJ and writing scripts for “Sesame Street.” After college, he was asked to join a Ledyard Canoe Club and National Geographic kayaking expedition circumnavigating the South Korean peninsula, a new career was born as a filmmaker. Hamlin produced his first national broadcast stories for NBC’s coverage of the Seoul Olympics.
A panel discussion with Hamlin and Environmental Studies Professors Ross Virginia and Jack Shepard follows the film (50 min).
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