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Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – The second annual New Views: Documentaries and Dialogue series, presented by Aspen Film and the Aspen Institute, will present four events this summer. Each event will feature a screening of a documentary and a discussion afterward. Events are at 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Paepcke Auditorium.

The series opens Monday, July 18, with “Buck,” an award-winner at the Sundance Festival about horse trainer Buck Brannaman, the inspiration for “The Horse Whisperer.” Director Cindy Meehl will be in attendance for a conversation.

“Koran by Heart,” which tracks three children in a Koran-reciting competition in Cairo, is set for July 25, with director Greg Barker as guest speaker.

“Project Nim,” about the chimpanzee who, in the 1970s, was the focus of an experiment to test an ape’s capacity for communication, will be screened Aug. 1. Bob Ingersoll, vice president of Mindy’s Memory, a primate sanctuary in Oklahoma, will engage in a discussion.

The series concludes Aug. 8 with “Forks Over Knives,” which examines the connections between food, health and disease. Executive producer Brian Wendel and Dr. T. Colin Campbell will be in attendance for a conversation.

For further information, go to aspenfilm.org.

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