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Saturday, October 21 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Finding The Lost City of the Monkey God
Bestselling author and New Yorker writer Doug Preston has chronicled adventurer Steve Elkins' extraordinarily difficult search for a legendary lost city deep in the Honduran jungle in his recent book, The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story. Award-winning filmmaker Bill Benenson who helped fund and organize the search, captured the expedition on film, and we are honored to be showing a "work-in-progress" version of this eagerly anticipated, soon-to-be-released documentary, at Bioneers this weekend. In this session Doug, Steve and Bill will discuss the importance of the expedition's archeological findings; how the highly advanced LIDAR mapping technology was the key to locating the site, and the challenges and ecological lessons of this quest.

Workshop Speakers
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Bill Benenson

Bill Benenson, a renowned, award-winning filmmaker and producer whose films include Dirt! The Movie, and The Hadza: Last of the First, is currently completing a documentary about the search for a lost Pre-Columbian city in Central America using LIDAR technology, an endeavor that... Read More →
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Steve Elkins

Steve Elkins started out as an earth scientist, then became an educator, petroleum engineer, entrepreneur, cinematographer, and finally an explorer. He has received many accolades for his pursuit of a legendary lost city and his discoveries in the Mosquitia jungle of Honduras as... Read More →
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Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston, the author of 35 fiction and nonfiction books, including 16 bestsellers, has been an editor at the American Museum of Natural History in NY and taught writing at Princeton. His latest book, The Lost City of the Monkey God, tells the true story of the discovery of... Read More →


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Sausalito Room
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