Chiribiquete: videography of an expedition to the centre of the world

As part of National Science Week, The Embassy of Colombia, and ANU's Research School of Biology and Fenner School of Environment and Society, invite you to a special documentary screening.

A forced landing caused by a storm, led a passionate scientist to find a paradise that he would end up devoting his life to.

Today, 30 years later, he returns to the Chiribiquete Mountain Range, in the heart of the Amazon, to lead an expedition in which he is reunited with the tepuis, one of the oldest geological formations on the planet, and the ancient rock art that make it a place of great archaeological interest.

The documentary follows a group of scientists exploring the extraordinary biodiversity and archaeological treasures of the Chiribiquete National Park in Colombia. Located at the heart of the Colombian Amazon, this impressive place was recently declared a Natural and Cultural World Heritage Site by UNESCO, making it the largest protected tropical rainforest in the world.

The documentary also presents the challenges of conservation before and after the peace process that ended 50 years of conflict in Colombia.

Directed by Carlos Arturo Ramirez, and produced by Colciencias, the Department of Science, Technology and Innovation of Colombia, this premier screening in Canberra will be introduced by the Colombian ambassador in Australia, His Excellency Mr. Jaime Bueno-Miranda.


Date & time

1–2pm 16 August 2018


Eucalyptus Seminar Room, Level 2 RN Robertson Bldg, ANU


 Natalia Bateman

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