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14.06.2023 “Son of Monarchs” Film Screening and Discussion

Film lovers and science enthusiasts: you are invited to attend a free screening of the prize-winning film “Son of Monarchs” by filmmaker Alexis Gambis on June 14th at 19:00. The screening will take place at the Audimax at Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1, München.

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. You can watch the official trailer here:

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. 

It is an in-person, English-speaking event. Please make your reservation and guarantee your seat here:

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to reflect and discuss the interplay of film as a medium of science communication.