Book to Big Screen
Life of Pi
After deciding to sell their zoo in India and move to Canada, Santosh and Gita Patel board a freighter with their sons and a few remaining animals. Tragedy strikes when a terrible storm sinks the ship, leaving the Patels’ teenage son, Pi (Suraj Sharma), as the only human survivor. However, Pi is not alone; a fearsome Bengal tiger has also found refuge aboard the lifeboat. As days turn into weeks and weeks drag into months, Pi and the tiger must learn to trust each other if both are to survive.
Book and Film discussion following the film led by:
Dr. Leslie Kemp Poole, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies
Dr. Poole’s interests and specializations include the history of the environmental movement, particularly the grassroots organizers that, in Florida and across the country, included many women. Her film credits include the PBS documentary, In Marjorie’s Wake: Rediscovering Rawlings, a River and Time (Equinox Films, 2007). As a student, Dr. Poole was one of the first to matriculate in the Rollins MLS program.
USA | Taiwan | UK, 2012, 127 minutes, Rated PG, Directed by Ang Lee