Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Life Story: First Steps

Saturday, March 19, 2016
3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Baird Auditorium
Ground Floor, National Museum of Natural History
10th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20560
United States

 Image credit: BBC and Tom Hughes


Life Story: First Steps (UK, 2014, 59 min.) Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Winner

Every animal shares one experience: taking its first steps into a vast and dangerous world after being born. In this episode of the BBC’s Life Story, the legendary David Attenborough shows us how a globe-spanning collection of creatures copes with the challenges of emerging for the first time. From the Barnacle goose chick’s death-defying leap to the airborne acrobatics of orchid mantises to the nocturnal explorations of the Long-eared jerboa – a species never before filmed in the wild – Life Story captures a wide variety of animals’ first tentative motions in delightful and innovative ways. Directed by Sophie Lanfear and produced by Michael Gunton and Tom Hugh-Jones.

Followed by a Q & A. 

Part of the 2016 Environmental Film Festival at NMNH

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