TUESDAY, MARCH 21 AT 7:00 PM
at La Maison Française - Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC
Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot.
SECURITY RULES: A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, attendees must have a Government issued photo ID in order to enter the Embassy.
NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT RESERVATION OR PROPER ID
Name on reservation must match ID.
Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp.
ANTARCTICA, IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE EMPEROR BY JEROME BOUVIER
2016 - France - 90 min
In French with English subtitles
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jérôme Bouvier and extreme photographer and extreme diver Laurent Ballesta.
As part of the 2017 edition of DC EnvironmentaI Film Festival, the French Embassy present the screening of the 2016 film Antarctica, in the Footsteps of the Emperor by Jérôme Bouvier.
A frozen continent stretching across 13 million km2, Antarctica had until now seemed sheltered from the dangers of climate disruption. Protected by an international treaty it has been spared the effects of hunting and fishing. But signs in ice's cyclical patterns and its biodiversity have become worrying. Connected to the planet's global ecosystem via atmospheric circulation and ocean currents, this white haven is suffering the effects of human activities. To document and explain what is unfolding in Antarctica, photographer, diver, and marine biologist Laurent Ballesta and photographer of extreme environments Vincent Munier will be blending their artistic perspectives of a rapidly changing continent. Laurent Ballesta will tackle technical and human prowess below the ice to bear witness to its remarkable underwater life. His photographs will advance knowledge on Antarctica's unique and little-known biodiversity. On land, his eye riveted to the lens of his camera, Vincent Munier captures snapshots of life in an Emperor Penguin colony. Genuine guardians of the ice, the birds are central to Antarctica's mechanisms, acting as bio-indicators of an extraordinary territory. Antarctica, In the Footsteps of the Emperor is an ode to the biodiversity and protection of the white continent.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jérôme Bouvier and extreme photographer and diver Laurent Ballesta.
The Environmental Film Festival (DCEFF) is the largest and longest-running festival of its kind in the United States and is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. DCEFF seeks to advance public understanding of the environment and inspire stewardship of the earth through the power of film. Visit DCEFF.org to view the full Festival lineup!
Festival dates: March 14-26, 2017
Online registration is required for this screening.
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This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support from TV5 Monde and the French-American Cultural Foundation and is part of the DC Environmental Film Festival programming.