Time: November 5, 2013 from 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Location: Albuquerque Academy, Simms Auditorium
Street: 6400 Wyoming Blvd.
Website or Map: http://www.aa.edu/communityac…
Event Type: lecture/book, signing
Organized By: Albuquerque Academy
Latest Activity: Oct 31
Denis Belliveau to Speak at Albuquerque Academy
Author Retraces Marco Polo’s 25,000 Mile Journey from Venice to China During Free Lecture
Join Denis Belliveau as he takes you through his journey, with fellow adventurer Francis O'Donnell, to retrace Marco Polo's entire 25,000-mile, land-and-sea route from Venice to China and back. The lecture is Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m.
The documentary “In the Footsteps of Marco Polo,” premiered on PBS in 2008. This remarkable film chronicles the journey of two ordinary guys — Belliveau, at the time a wedding photographer, and O'Donnell, an artist and former Marine — as they set out to follow Polo's historic route.
Equal parts travelogue, adventure story, history trek, and buddy movie, the 90-minute film weaves footage from the duo's often perilous voyage with Marco Polo's descriptions and experiences. Richly enhanced with Belliveau's award-winning photographs, the program details the pair's highs and lows as they retrace Marco Polo's path, trying to see what he saw and feel what he must have felt.
Belliveau’s photographic career has taken him to over 60 countries where he has amassed a wealth of mesmerizing images. His work has been published in numerous magazines, periodicals, and books, including Photographic Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, and most recently the BBC documentary series "Planet Earth" which aired on the Discovery Channel.
He is the recipient of the Gallery Award, Eastman Kodak's highest honor for a professional photographer. Denis is director of photography and senior cameraman for the award-winning public television series "Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy."
“In the Footsteps of Marco Polo” is free, but guests are asked to register in advance at www.aa.edu/communityacademy, in order to ensure sufficient seating. The lecture is part of Albuquerque Academy’s Fall 2013 Community Academy lecture series.