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Toronto, June 19 (Canadian-Media): The new IMAX® documentary adventure Pandas is being shown at the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, the only centre in whole of Ontario where IMAX® films are shown, media reports said.
Captured with IMAX cameras Kristen Bell, in this documentary film, narrates how the story about reintroducing captive-born pandas into the wild follows the life-changing journey of a special panda named Qian Qian.
“It tells the story of a team of dedicated scientists engaged in international collaboration to protect the giant panda from extinction," said Maurice Bitran, Ph.D., CEO and Chief Science Officer, Ontario Science Centre.
Dr Maurice Bitran. Image credit: Ontario Science Centre
The importance of scientific research and global cooperation to a better future is highlighted by the larger than life format of IMAX film, for not only pandas but all of humankind.
The story tells of how at Chengdu Panda Base in China, captive breeding program is being taken to the next level by the scientists, to preparing captive-born cubs for the wild.
This film follows one such researcher, whose passion leads her to initiate a new technique inspired by a black bear rehabilitator in rural New Hampshire.
Official trailer of Pandas. Courtesy of Ontario Science Centre
A cross-cultural collaboration an American conservation biologist and a young assistant researcher from Inner Mongolia leads to an expedition to introduce a very curious, captive born female panda cub into the wild.
“The scientists at Chengdu Panda Base have dedicated their lives to creating a more secure future for the wild giant panda,” said Drew Fellman, Pandas co-director, writer and producer.
“We were honored to be there at the cusp of an exciting new program, and to witness an adorable captive-born panda cub named Qian Qian prepare for a new life in the wild. We wanted to share her adventure with the world so everyone can experience her journey, too.”
Drew Fellman with a Panda cub. Courtesy of Ontario Science Ctre
Fellman and David Douglas, the filmmakers directed the film, which Fellman wrote and produced with Douglas as director of photography.
An agency of the Government of Ontario, Ontario Science Centre, is a global leader in lifelong learning and has welcomed more than 52 million visitors since opening as a Centennial project in 1969. opened its doors in 1969.
Guided by a mission to inspire passion for the human adventure of discovery, the Ontario Science provides a vital link in Ontario’s education and innovation ecosystems and a convener of public dialogue about technology, science and society.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)