Poet-turned-filmmaker Lynn Levin to discuss ‘Life on the Napo River’

A free screening of the short documentary about Ecuadoran Amazon will take place May 1 in Newtown

The Times

Bucks County Community College invites the public to a free screening of a short documentary about life in Ecuador, including a discussion with the filmmaker, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, on the Newtown campus.

Life on the Napo River: A Glimpse of the Ecuadoran Amazon, its People, and their Traditions was filmed, produced and directed by Lynn Levin in 2017. The adjunct associate professor of English at Drexel University in Philadelphia also wrote and narrated the 35-minute documentary, which presents footage of the rushing Napo River and spellbinding accounts by members of two indigenous tribes.

Levin, a poet, writer, translator and teacher, will discuss the film after the screening. The 1999 Bucks County Poet Laureate is the author of six books, most recently Birds on the Kiswar Tree, a translation from the Spanish collection of poems by the Peruvian Andean poet Odi Gonzales; and Miss Plastique, a 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist in poetry.

Life on the Napo River will be shown in the Gallagher Room, located in the Rollins Center at 275 Swamp Road, Newtown. Admission and parking are free. For more information, contact Dr. Ethel Rackin at ethel.rackin@bucks.edu or 215–497–8719.