Celebration of Darwin Continues with Film and Discussion Nov. 11

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571

ORONO — David Lebrun’s 2004 animated documentary “Proteus” will provide the framework for a Wednesday Nov. 11 event that is part of the University of Maine’s semester-long Celebration of Darwin.

“Darwin After Dark: A Night of Film and Discussion” is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall.

The film documents the life and work of Ernst Haeckel, a 19th century biologist who merged his interests in science and art, in the context of philosophies he shared with Darwin and other contemporaries.

UMaine professors Gisela Hoecherl-Alden, Francois Amar and Michael Lang will lead a post-film discussion.