Out of Africa (Sydney Pollack, 1985)

Cinema and Science Series

Invited Scientists
Juan Ignacio Pérez Iglesias
Bizkaia Aretoa UPV/EHU - Mitxelena Auditorium, Bilbao
DIPC, Basque Film Archive, San Sebastian International Film Festival
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Out of Africa (Sydney Pollack, 1985)
Still from the film.

Initially set on being a dairy farmer, the aristocratic Karen Blixen travels to Africa to join her husband, who instead spends their money on a coffee plantation. After discovering he is unfaithful, Karen develops feelings for hunter Denys, but realizes he prefers a simplistic lifestyle compared to her upper-class background.

First Juan Ignacio Peréz Iglesias will give a brief presentation and after the screening there will be a question and answer session.

(Version: English, Subtitles: Spanish, Presentation: Spanish)


About the speaker

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Juan Ignacio Pérez is a biologist and professor of physiology at the UPV/EHU, where he serves as the Chair of Scientific Culture. He is associated with the DIPC, president of the Advisory Committee of The Conversation. He chairs Jakiunde, the Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. In 2019 he received the Eusko Ikaskuntza-Laboral Kutxa award for Humanities, Culture, Arts and Social Sciences.

He collaborates in various media in scientific communication tasks. He writes reviews of essays and comunications in "Book Reviews & Random Thoughts", and in "Lecturas y Conjeturas". He is author or co-author of books of essays on university ("Unibertsitatea eta euskal gizartea, gaur") and science ("Los males de la ciencia"), science communication on animal biology ("Animalien aferak and Animales ejemplares") and science communication-essay on human biology (Primates al este del Edén).