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Bones of Turkana

  • Date
    March 19, 2012
  • Time 7:30 p.m.
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price All Tickets $10

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Photo: Paleontologists excavating fossil
The Leakey paleontological team uncovers a fossil in the Turkana Basin.

Photograph by J.J. Kelley/NGT

Photo: Camera filming Richard Leakey

Richard Leakey on camera

Photograph by J.J. Kelley/NGT

For over 40 years, Richard Leakey has scoured the badlands around Kenya’s Lake Turkana, searching for fossil clues that might reveal how we became human. This new documentary, featuring music by Paul Simon and the Kenya Boys’ Choir, follows Leakey’s team across this austere landscape. Film followed by discussion with producer/director John Heminway, co-producers J. J. Kelley and Katie Carpenter, and John Bredar, Sr. Exec. Producer, NGTV Specials. World Premiere.

Co-presented with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.

Read a blog entry about Bones of Turkana.

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