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A Night of French Short Films Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz 10361 W Pico Bvd Los Angeles, CA 90064

On February 1, 2019, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, in collaboration with the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, will present the Los Angeles program for the ‘Night of Ideas’ (La Nuit des idées). 

Within the walls of this historic and prestigious institution, an interdisciplinary lens at the intersection of science, nature, and art will be used to explore this year’s general theme, with an emphasis on the challenges we face around ecological and climate change.

Over 50 participants will address questions related to the nature of our current political, social, and ecological moment, ways to effect change in response, and the power of imagination and creativity. Galleries, diorama halls, theaters, and public spaces throughout the museum will be activated, inside and out, inviting philosophers, writers, scientists, explorers, musicians, artists, politicians, etc. to illuminate these topics through engaging lectures and conversations, live musical and dance performances, readings, art installations, screenings, and much more.

Among the diverse participants, we are honored to welcome speakers Christophe Girard, Deputy Mayor of Paris for Cultural Affairs, and Robert Lempert, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2007. One of the highlights of the event will be a Vegan, animal-free fashion show by Le Frenchlab and Emmanuelle Rienda, coinciding with the opening of the Vegan fashion week in Los Angeles. 

Many other surprises will be announced soon and will contribute to make this Night of Ideas a Night to be remembered in Los Angeles.


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