Film lovers and science enthusiasts are invited to attend a free screening of the prize-winning film “Son of Monarchs” by filmmaker Alexis Gambis.
Following the screening, a Q&A session with Alexis Gambis will be hosted by Michael John Gorman, the Founding Director of BlOTOPIA.
The film tells the story of a Mexican biologist living in New York who returns to his birthplace after the death of his grandmother. This leads him to confront his past and his hybrid immigrant identity – launching him on a personal and spiritual metamorphosis, a journey paralleled by the majestic monarch butterfly forests of Michoacán, where he grew up.
The event is co-hosted by the MSCL and the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen as part of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the New York University Research Cooperation Program.