Insects, birds and mammals carry out most of their behavior in a predetermined, instinctive way. But where do their mysterious, complicated behavioral patterns come from?
Nature’s I.Q.: Extraordinary Animal Behavior, a book by two young Hungarian scholars, Istvan Tasi and Balazs Hornyanszky, published by Torchlight, was an Award-Winning Finalist in the Science: General category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.
Presenting dozens of behavioral examples and adapting the book’s basic idea to the screen with compelling visuals and footage of animals in the wild, Nature’s I.Q. the documentary entices the audience to question what they thought, and were taught, to be unshakeable truth.
Meet the deceptive hunters, the cunning bluffers, the unlikely partners, the champions of timing, and the remarkable wanderers of the sky, and be prepared to witness that nature can be more unfathomable than contemporary science allows for.
Smart animals challenge Darwin – hear possible alternatives to the Darwinian theory of evolution also rooted in science.
The film’s European premier took place in the prestigious Urania National Movie Theater in Budapest, Hungary, on September 18th, 2012 and has been running with full houses in Hungarian movie theaters since then.
Honoring New York University’s screenwriting and documentary producing programs with which many of Nature’s I.Q.’s key crewmembers are associated, the first screening in America will take place in New York City at NYU’s Kimmel Center.
Date and time: Tuesday, October 30th, 2012, 6.30 PM
Location: New York University Kimmel Center, Shorin Performance Studio (Room 802),
60 Washington Square South, New York, NY
The film’s running time is 58 minutes.
The participants of the post-screening panel and Q&A will include:
Istvan Tasi – author, Nature’s I.Q. the book, contributor
Michael A. Cremo – author, Forbidden Archeology, contributor
Ayush Goyal - Biomedical researcher, Oxford University, UK, contributor
Krisztina Danka, PhD. – producer / director
Admittance to the event is free but due to the limited number of seats, preliminary registration is required at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the film, please visit: www.naturesiqfilm.com or contact Krisztina Danka producer at email@example.com.
The film is now available for public screening. If you wish to hold a screening please visit: http://www.naturesiqfilm.com/holdascreening.html
Krisztina Danka, PhD.