Story of one tiger's vendetta to headline Sternberg Museum's Movie Night

 

 01/15/14
Face paint, origami and a visitor from the Salina Zoo will be highlights of Movie Night, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History, 3000 Sternberg Drive.

The main attraction is the award-winning nature documentary "Conflict Tiger," which examines the interactions between tigers and human civilization.

"Conflict Tiger" is set in the Russian wilderness and "focuses on the pressures of hunting and logging that drove one tiger to begin hunting down the humans destroying its home," said David Levering, education director of the Sternberg Museum. "This film provides a visceral look at the conflicts between man and nature, between the needs for conservation and the livelihoods of people, asking the question: What would you do?"

"Conflict Tiger" is rated PG-13 due to its intense imagery. A separate tiger movie will be shown at the same time in the Sternberg classroom for younger children.

Victor E. Tiger and the FHSU cheer team will kick off the night at 6:30 p.m. with face paint and tiger origami. Starting at 7, Anita Butler from the Salina Zoo will give a presentation about how tigers are cared for in zoos. "Conflict Tiger" will start at 8 p.m. in the Sternberg lobby and will be followed with a short question-and-answer session to give the audience an opportunity to explore issues raised in the film.

The concession stand will be open to sell hot dogs, soft drinks, chips and popcorn. In addition, raffle tickets for prizes will be available, for $1 each, from 6:30 to 7:45, when the prize drawing will begin.

This event is free and open to the public.