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The DC Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

"Paris: A Wild Story" by Frédéric Fougea

The DC Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films. Since 1993, its mission has been to celebrate Earth and inspire understanding and stewardship of the environment through the power of film.

Each March in Washington DC, the DCEFF presents more than 100 films to audiences of more than 30,000. Filmmaker and topical discussions are an important part of the events which take place in museums, embassies, libraries, universities and local theaters throughout the city. It also presents a year-round screening series and hosts community events. The DCEFF, whose impact continues to grow both in DC and beyond, offers the unique opportunity for films and filmmakers to reach national and international lawmakers and decision-makers.

 

As part of the DC Environmental Film Festival, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy are pleased to announce the screening of two 2017 French environmental films: Paris: A Wild Story by Frédéric Fougea and Makala by Emmanuel Gras.

MAKALA
By Emmanuel Gras
2017 - France - 90 min

March 16 - 7:00 p.m.

In the Congo, a young villager hopes to offer his family a better future. For resources, he has his arms, the surrounding bush, and tenacious willpower. While out on dangerous and exhausting roads to sell the fruit of his labor, he will discover the value of his effort and the cost of his dreams. In Swahili with English subtitles.


"Makala" by Emmanuel Gras

PARIS: A WILD STORY
By Frédéric Fougea
2017 - France - 92 min

March 20 - 7:00 p.m.

We all know Paris for the beauty of its architecture and the wealth of its cultural heritage, but do we know that more than 3000 wild species live in the City of Lights? Chased out of the city two thousand years ago, nature now gets its revenge. It succeeded to discreetly find its way between walls, and it has recently seen an unexpected rise. In French with English subtitles.

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