Honors Presents: A 2016 Commencement Address and Why It Still Matters Today by Dr. John Heminway
- Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 4:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater - view map
The Honors College is proud to host a lecture by Dr. John Heminway, Award-Winning Writer and Documentary Filmmaker, entitled, "A 2016 Commencement Address and Why It Still Matters Today." The lecture is part of the Honors Presents Lecture Series.
Heminway’s career includes more than 100 films spanning four decades. His documentaries about science, the environment and Africa, in particular, have earned him two Emmys, two Peabody Awards and a duPont-Columbia University journalism award. His 2013 broadcast of “Battle for the Elephants” was voted the best conservation film at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. Its sequel, “Warlords of Ivory,” in which Heminway exposed how the illicit ivory trade funds militias and terrorist groups by placing GPS trackers into fake ivory tusks, re-launched National Geographic Channel’s Explorer Series and was nominated for an Emmy. It was also honored in a special ceremony at the United Nations.
In addition to his filmmaking, he has written books about Africa and Montana including “Yonder: A Place in Montana,” a memoir about living in the West Boulder Valley. Heminway has served on the boards or advisory councils of many environmental causes. In 2013, famed paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey appointed Heminway chairman of WildlifeDirect, which is dedicated to changing laws and behavior related to wildlife crime in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa.
This lecture is free and open to the public.