The Serengeti Rules

Documentary, Biography Rated: NR 84 min
Sunday, June 9

One of the most important but untold science stories of our time—a tale [that has] profound implications for the fate of life on our planet. Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth—from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools—they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. These five heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures in this extraordinary documentary, revealing how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to reimagine the world as it could and should be.

“The great accomplishment of The Serengeti Rules is that it directs the viewer to see beauty in the way an ecologist might.” — Teo Bugbee, New York Times
The Serengeti Rules celebrates not only the diversity and beauty of the natural world but also recognizes the transformative power of curiosity and knowledge.” — Kimber Myers, L.A. Times
“…being more conventional than it thinks doesn’t keep the often beautifully shot doc from showing how what we were taught in high school might be faulty, and pointing toward ways of fixing seemingly permanent scenes of destruction.” — John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
directed by
Nicolas Brown
written by
Nicolas Brown
Greg Kriek, Ashlyn Jade Lopez, Johnathan Newport