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Films from National Geographic
NAT175You know we recommend what books to read before you travel, but we can also tell you what movies to watch! Browse our wide selection of place-based films, including these fascinating documentaries from National Geographic. Some favorites are featured below, but you can see an even wider selection here. Happy viewing! Darwin's Secret Notebooks.
At the Movies, In the Dark
The new film The 33 follows the release of the book Deep Down Dark, an account of the harrowing 69 days a group of Chilean miners spent trapped in a collapsed mine in 2010. In the book, a recent Longitude Book Club pick, Journalist Hector Tobar brings to light for the first time the stories of the 33 men who survived the disaster in the San Jose mine outside of Copiapo, Chile.
At the Movies: Everest
Whether you are planning a trip to Everest or simply to the theater to marvel at the new film Everest, based on the tragic 1996 expedition made famous by John Krakauer's Into Thin Air, we've got the books to keep you informed. The film stars Jason Clarke as expedition leader Rob Hall and Michael Kelly plays intrepid journalist Krakauer, one of the few who survived the mountain to tell the heart-rending tale. Here are a few more titles to read after the film and before you go. For a complete list of recommendations, click here.