NYU and the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival will host the world premier screening of “Escape to Papua New Guinea.”

poster for Escape to Papua New Guinea film
Escape to Papua New Guinea (Credit: Libor Spacek)

The screening will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 7-9 p.m. at 19 University Place, Room 102 (between E. 8th Street and Waverly Pl.)

“Escape to Papua New Guinea” (52 mins.) is the fifth film in “Escape to Nature,” an award-winning documentary series by Libor Spacek and Petra Dolezalova. The series explores underwater life, nature, travel, native cultures and rituals, conservation programs and more.

In “Escape to Papua New Guinea,” viewers follow the filmmakers through the waters off the country’s shore, swimming with sharks, turtles, and other aquatic creatures; to active volcanoes on one of the country’s islands; on a journey by canoe to discover inaccessible areas of the Sepik River; and to remote villages to meet natives and witness their ceremonies and rituals.

A Q&A with director Libor Spacek and a reception will follow the screening.

The event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is requested through the event’s website. Seating is limited. Contact WCFF at 917-558-5205 or info@wcff.org with questions or for more information. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Rachel Harrison, NYU Office of Public Affairs, at 212-998-6797 or rachel.harrison@nyu.edu.

The Wallerstein Collaborative For Urban Environmental Education was established in 2000 in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development to promote environmental literacy and sustainability by working with educators in K-12 classroom settings, graduate students, and faculty in colleges and universities.

The mission of the WCFF is to engage, inform, and inspire people on the importance of preserving global biodiversity through an annual wildlife conservation film festival and biodiversity conference, with year-round film screenings, field trips, receptions, and workshops.

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