Planet Earth 2 is the continuation of the ground-breaking nature documentary series that has captured the imagination of millions of viewers around the world. We all love watching nature's drama unfold on our screens. Without these documentaries, most of us would never get to see the natural wonders of the world - this is the true 'reality TV'. Wildlife documentaries not only bring science to our screens, they also educate us and remind us of our responsibility as planet citizens.

Join Dr Chadden Hunter, a UQ science graduate who has spent the last 10 years making wildlife films with Sir David Attenborough, to explore these issues and gain exclusive insights into the making of Planet Earth 2.

Speakers

Image of Dr Chadden HunterDr Chadden Hunter, Episode Producer, Planet Earth 2

Dr. Chadden Hunter is an Australian wildlife biologist and filmmaker. After completing a PhD on gelada baboons in Ethiopia, Chadden worked with National Geographic and Discovery Channel, filming everything from tribes in Africa to snow leopards in Pakistan. On the BBC series Planet Earth he became known as 'the guy covered in bat poop', and whilst filming arctic wolves for Frozen Planet learnt that minus 40C was cold enough to freeze his eyes shut. His credits include Series Producer on Wild Arabia which was nominated for two Emmy awards. While producing the ‘Grasslands’ programme for Planet Earth II Chadden discovered a new-found respect for any rhinoceros he meets on foot in long grass.


About Global Leadership Series

The Global Leadership Series is a lively program of events for alumni and community. Join us for lectures and discussions with the best of the best UQ-related speakers on matters that impact your community and shape your ideas of the world.

The series is an opportunity for you to engage with great minds on global matters, participate in thought-provoking discussions and network with UQ alumni and community members. All alumni, parents, community members and friends are welcome to attend the Global Leadership Series events.

Subscription packages for the 2018 Global Leadership Series program will be available for purchase in mid-February. 

To see videos of this year's GLS events click here.