The Serengeti Rules


Sequoia 2 Sun, May 5, 2019 1:30 PM
Film Info
Section:The Great Outdoors
Running Time:84 min.
Director:Nicolas Brown
Producer:David Allen
Cinematographer:Tim Cragg
Editor:Andy Worboys
Cast:John Terborgh
Bob Paine
Mary Power
Tony Sinclair
Jim Estes
Print Source:Passion Pictures
Note Writer:Elliott Breeden


From the jungles of the Amazon to a stream in Oklahoma, The Serengeti Rules follows the adventures of a small group of pioneering scientists across the globe who find themselves connected by a fierce curiosity about the underlying logic of nature that governs all life. The result is a visually spectacular journey to some of the most remote and breathtaking places on the planet, from the tiny ecosystems of Pacific tide pools to the huge biodiversity of the Serengeti plains. Coupled with fascinating and controversial new science that alters our preconceived notions about nature, The Serengeti Rules offers us an opportunity to rethink our approach to the Earth's ailing health and to reimagine our future on it.

IN PERSON: Film Subject Mary Power

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Additional Information

Nicolas Brown is one of the U.K. and U.S.' leading documentary filmmakers. For the past five years, he has worked for Passion Pictures as creative director of the Blue Media Lab—a media think-tank dedicated to environmental filmmaking. He produced and directed two episodes of Passion’s Earth: A New Wild. A regular at the BBC, he directed the award-winning Earth’s Natural Wonders, two episodes of the BAFTA-winning Human Planet, and the multiple award-winning Climate Chaos with Sir David Attenborough. Brown’s Discovery Channel film The Truth About Global Warming won the Emmy® for Best Long Form Documentary.