Attorney, author and producer Mark London will showcase his 60-minute documentary, "Shark Loves the Amazon," on Monday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Theatre, Shilling Hall on Millikin University's campus. A question and answer session will follow the film presentation, which explores critical issues in the Amazon region, including the decimation of its rain forest. The event is Millikin's 2013 James W. Moore Lecture and is free and open to the public; no reservations or tickets required.
"Shark Loves the Amazon" written and produced by London in 2011, provides his personal view of the history of the Amazon region, highlighting perennial problems and providing ideas for solutions that have shown success. London originally traveled to the region during his last year of study at the George Washington University Law Center of Washington, D.C. to fulfill a childhood dream. His visit turned into a 30-year mission to advocate for the rain forest and improve the standard of living of the people in and around it.
A full-time Washington, D.C. attorney in the area of commercial litigation, London is co-author of "Amazon" (1983: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Editora Record) and "The Last Forest: The Amazon in the Age of Globalization" (2007: Random House, Editora Martins Fontes). Along with the Amazonas Sustainability Foundation and Marriott International, London helped create the Rio Juma Reserve in the State of Amazonas, a revolutionary project tying the sale of environmental services to carbon avoidance.
The James W. Moore Lecture was established in 1991 to honor the late James W. Moore of Decatur. Moore's children, Madeline and James "Mac" Moore, created the endowed fund to present speakers on campus who represent "innovative or progressive political or artistic views."
For more information on this event, please contact the Millikin University Alumni & Development Office at 217.424.6383.