Working backwards through history, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo explores the mystery of the development of Japan’s love affair with bugs. Using insects like an anthropologist’s toolkit, the film uncovers Japanese philosophies that will shift Westerners’ perspectives on nature, beauty, life, and even the seemingly mundane realities of their day-to-day routines.
Jessica Oreck is a filmmaker and an animal keeper at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC. She’s the founder of Myriapod Productions a production company with a focus on education and the exploration of natural sciences particularly in the ethnobiology field. http://beetlequeen.com/home.html
Time: 14:30-17:00 (After viewing, there is time for questions. We serve some drinks)