Beginning this month, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios and Gorongosa Media’s inspirational film “Our Gorongosa” can be seen on public television stations across the country through American Public Television. Check your public television station’s local listings for exact dates and airtimes.
In the film, Dominique Gonçalves, a vibrant Mozambican ecologist who runs the Gorongosa elephant ecology project, shares the myriad ways Gorongosa is redefining the identity and purpose of an African national park. From her own work mitigating human/elephant conflict; to community clubs and school programs that empower girls to avoid teen marriage and pregnancy; to health clinics and nutrition training for expectant mothers and families; Dominique transforms viewers’ understanding of what a national park can be. The commitment of the remarkable women who run these programs—and the resilience of the mothers and girls who are benefiting from them—tell an inspiring story of strength and hope.
“Our Gorongosa” has captivated film festival audiences since its debut at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and its festival premiere in 2019 at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. The film is currently being screened in schools and communities across Africa.
“We hope viewers across the United States are as inspired as we are by the women and girls featured in this film,” says Sean B. Carroll, head of HHMI Tangled Bank Studios. “These scientists, conservationists, educators and healthcare workers remind us that communities – of people and wildlife – are remarkably resilient and can thrive, if given a chance.”
“Our Gorongosa” will air on the following stations (for specific airtimes and channels, check your local listings):
June 2: NJ PBS in New York, NY
June 3: Detroit Public Television (WTVS) in Detroit, MI
June 4: Austin PBS (KLRU) on the KLRU Q Channel in Austin, TX
June 6: WEFS in Orlando, FL
June 7: WEFS in Orlando, FL
June 16: WFYI in Indianapolis, IN
June 22: OPB on OPB Plus in Portland, OR
June 22: KLRN in San Antonio, TX
June 24: OPB on OPB Plus in Portland, OR
June 24: Alabama Public Television in Birmingham, AL
June 27: OPB on OPB Plus in Portland, OR
June 27: WEDU PBS/Tampa on WEDQ in Tampa, FL
June 27: PBS North Carolina (UNC-TV) on PBSNC-EX Channel in Raleigh-Durham, NC
June 27: PBS North Carolina (UNC-TV) on PBSNC-EX Channel in Greensboro, NC
June 29: KBTC in Seattle, WA
June 29: WEDU PBS/Tampa on WEDQ in Tampa, FL
June 29: PBS North Carolina (UNC-TV) on PBSNC-EX Channel in Raleigh-Durham, NC
June 29: PBS North Carolina (UNC-TV) on PBSNC-EX Channel in Greensboro, NC
June 30: Houston PBS/KUHT in Houston, TX
June 30: New Mexico PBS (KNME) in Albuquerque, NM
July 3: Ball State PBS (WIPB) in Indianapolis, IN
July 7: KUEN in Salt Lake City, UT
July 8: KVCR in Los Angeles, CA
July 11: WITF in Harrisburg, PA
July 18: WGVU in Grand Rapids, MI
July 21: PBS 12 (KBDI) in Denver, CO
July 21: KQED in San Francisco, CA
July 22: KQED on KQED Plus channel in San Francisco, CA
August 9: Maryland Public Television (MPT) in Baltimore, MD
To find out if “Our Gorongosa” is airing in your city, contact your local public television station.
For more information about “Our Gorongosa,” broadcasts through American Public Television, please contact Nimmi Singh at firstname.lastname@example.org.