First Screening: Film „Rivers Above the Canopy“

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Date: May 20, 2022
Time: 14:00-15:30
Location: Auditorium (ground floor), TUM Institute for Advanced Study, Lichtenbergstrasse 2 a, 85748 Garching
Registration: No registration needed. Attendance is free.

After the film, director Pascal Cuissot as well as Dr. Anastassia Makarieva, Anna Boyksen Fellow of the IAS, member of the IESP, and one of the scientific contributors to the film, will be present to discuss the film and answer questions.

Synopsis: Often considered as the "beating heart of the Earth", the trees in the Amazon absorb water from the ground and pump out billion of tons of water vapor a day into vast "flying rivers", essential to the environmental balance. But what if this natural phenomenon was to disappear? What would be the ecological consequences on our planet?
From the Amazon rainforest to some of the world’s top laboratories and research centers, and thanks to 3D animation sequences, this scientific investigation deciphers the mechanisms of this extraordinary phenomenon.
A race against time to discover the Amazon rainforest from a climate perspective, questioning our planet’s biological equilibrium and human responsibility.

“Rivers Above the Canopy” is shown as a part of the program of the TUM-IAS General Assembly (May 19-20, 2022). This is the first time this film (which is to be aired on ARTE) is shown anywhere in the world.