The Making of 'Our Planet': Conservation behind the Camera

WFN Trustee Sir David Attenborough’s groundbreaking Netflix documentary series Our Planet showcased Earth’s incredible wildlife and fragile habitats as never before. Four years in the making and filmed across every continent, it took viewers on a journey through our natural world, and importantly, sought to bring conservation to the forefront of wildlife documentary filmmaking.

Join WFN and Series Producer Alastair Fothergill for a lavishly illustrated and entertaining talk, as Alastair tells the story behind the making of this landmark series. 

Accompanying Alastair on stage will be 2015 Whitley Award winner Jayson Ibañez whose work to protect the Philippine Eagle was featured in Our Planet. Jayson will provide a unique insight into the conservation work taking place behind the camera as one of the many conservationists supported by WFN who helped bring this series to life, and whose efforts are critical to preserving our natural world.

Aligning wildlife documentary filmmaking and conservation, this talk will reveal hidden secrets and behind-the-scenes footage from Our Planet while delving deeper into the work of a conservationist fighting to bring wildlife back from the brink. Don’t miss it!Alistair with penguins : The Making of 'Our Planet': Conservation behind the Camera

Event Details
When: Wednesday 4th December 2019, 6pm
Where: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
Price: £25 per person, or £20 for under 25s. All tickets include a welcome drink.

Doors will open at 6:00pm, where we invite you to join us for a complimentary welcome gin & tonic, generously sponsored by Wicked Wolf Gin.

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While ticket sales will go to covering the event costs, WFN will be running a Christmas fundraising campaign during the week of the event through The Big Give, where attendees will have the opportunity to help WFN unlock matched funding to support the work of grassroots conservation leaders across the Global South.