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Screening of PBS NOVA/National Geographic Television Documentary: “The Statues that Walked: The Mystery of Easter Island”

  • Date: October 30, 2012
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Location: The Art Theatre (2025 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814)

Anthropology Professor Carl Lipo and his research colleague Terry Hunt, an anthropology professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, published their book The Statues that Walked: The Mystery of Easter Island in 2011. In addition to being the cover story in July’s National Geographic magazine, Lipo and Hunt’s book led to a PBS NOVA/National Geographic television documentary, The Mystery of Easter Island, that will air at 9 p.m. Wednesday, November 7th, on PBS SoCaL TV (KOCE).

PBS SoCaL and CSULB’s College of Liberal Arts (CLA) will host a public discussion of the program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 30th, at the Art Theatre. The event includes introductory comments by CLA Dean David Wallace, a presentation of excerpts of the documentary with remarks, and a question and answer panel with Lipo, Hunt, NOVA executive producer John Bredar, and NOVA senior science editor Evan Hadingham. The event will be moderated by Dean Wallace.

Tickets cost $10 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/282141. Proceeds from the event will benefit CSULB students.

Visit the following websites for more information: PBS SoCal, CSULB Department of Anthropology, 4th Street Long Beach, or The Art Theatre. Additionally, you may call the CLA Development Events Coordinator Valerie Christian at 562.985.8785.