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Science on Screen: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Benh Zeitlin’s Sundance Award-winning film is viewed through the lens of climate change and race in this Science on Screen discussion, featuring Dr. Gaurab Basu, Dr. S. Atyia Martin, and NPR and WBUR Here & Now associate producer Cristina Kim.
In Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin’s stunning work of cinematic magical realism, six-year old Hushpuppy is faced with both her hot-tempered father\'s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs.
Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and nominated for four Academy Awards, the film announced the arrival of a major new talent in filmmaker Zeitlin and actress Quvenzhané Wallis.
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