WFN Trustee Sir David Attenborough’s groundbreaking Netflix documentary series Our Planet showcased Earth’s incredible wildlife and fragile habitats as never before. Four years in the making and filmed across every continent, it took viewers on a journey through our natural world, and importantly, sought to bring conservation to the forefront of wildlife documentary filmmaking.
Join WFN and Series Producer Alastair Fothergill in a lavishly illustrated and entertaining talk, as Alastair tells the story behind the making of this landmark series. Accompanying Alastair on stage will be 2015 Whitley Award winner Jayson Ibañez whose work to protect the magnificent Philippine Eagle was featured in Our Planet. Jayson will provide a unique insight into the conservation work taking place behind the camera as one of the many conservationists supported by WFN who helped bring this series to life, and whose efforts are critical to preserving our natural world.
Aligning wildlife documentary filmmaking and conservation, this talk will reveal hidden secrets and behind-the-scenes footage from Our Planet while delving deeper into the work of a conservationist fighting to bring wildlife back from the brink. Don’t miss it!
Date: Wednesday 4th December 2019
Venue: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR (Exhibition Road entrance)
Time: Doors will open at 6:00pm, with the talk beginning at 7pm
Tickets: £25 per person, or £20 for under 25s (with valid ID), including a welcome gin & tonic cocktail generously sponsored by Wicked Wolf Gin.
There’ll be some great photo opportunities, including the chance to make your own gif with Showtime Photo Booth.
Buy your tickets here: https://the-making-of-our-planet-conservation.eventbrite.co.uk
While ticket sales will go to covering the evening’s costs, WFN will be running a Christmas Fundraising campaign during the week of the event through The Big Give, where attendees and supporters will have the opportunity to help WFN unlock matched funding to help support proven grassroots conservation leaders across the Global South.
Image Credits: Klaus Nigge (Philippine eagle), Our Planet/Oliver Scholey/Silverback Films/Netflix (penguin colony), Silverback Films (Alastair Fothergill), Our Planet/Silverback Films/Netflix (Sir David Attenborough)