Ghost Rookeries: Climate Change and the Adelie Penguin was recently screened in Ireland at the University College Dublin (UCD) Science Expression Film Festival. Along with other short films, Ghost Rookeries was featured November 1-3 in an innovative slate of programming held in Ireland’s only inflatable cinema, which was set up in the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin. The project was supported by The United Nations Decade on Biodiversity and Notice Nature.
UCD Science Expression is Ireland’s first and only dedicated science film festival. The festival is a dynamic public engagement program with invigorating conversation around science, technology, research, and innovation.
Ghost Rookeries, narrated by actor, conservationist, and member of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation’s Board of Advisors Harrison Ford, conveys the story of the Adelie Penguin, whose habitat—and thus the biodiversity of all of Antarctica—is being threatened by real-time environmental changes.
Ghost Rookeries was produced by the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the Tennessee Aquarium.