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

Galapagos III
by Christian Zuber
1974 – France – Part 1: 35 min; Part 2: 33 min
March 17 | 7:00 p.m

As part of the 2017 edition of DC EnvironmentaI Film Festival, the French Embassy presents the screening of the 1972 film Galapagos III by Christian Zuber, with the participation of Martine Couchoud, Executive Producer/Director at Kino Productions, and Sandrine Sacarrère, Head of International Sales at INA.

In 1972, Christian Zuber returned to the Galapagos for the third time, 12 years after filming for the first time in history to record the environment changes.

By witnessing the evolution of this unique and fragile land, he pioneered environment advocacy using modern media and inspired many filmmakers.

« Information will save the environment ».

                         Christian Zuber

In 1959, Paris Match and Life Magazine made headline of Christian Zuber, a 28 year old French cinematographer, who left for the Galapagos with only a 16 mm Pathe film camera and a Rolleiflex still camera - the same Islands where Darwin foresaw his theory of evolution a hundred years earlier. From his one-year journey in the Pacific, Christian Zuber brought back with him a film of a lost paradise and photos of rare and endangered species.

Galapagos Islands III

In 1972, twelve years later, Zuber, photographer, movie maker and TV producer, returned to the Galapagos Island to assess the first results of his work as an early environment and media activist.

Galapagos Islands III is the unseen movie being presented for the first time this year at the Environmental Festival in the Nation Capital.

For two hundred days, Christian Zuber, along with 2 crew members, his wife and his 2 year-old son, filmed and lived in this unique and mysterious world 12 years after his first solitary journey in 1958.

During this journey, Zuber shot more than 32000 feet of film of men and nature in the incredible scenery of beaches and underwater reefs. He also came to film the result of his actions to protect endangered plants and animals, and inspired women and men who work to protect the environment and keep tourism under scrutiny.

By witnessing the evolution of this unique and fragile land, he pioneered environment advocacy using modern media and inspired many filmmakers.

Antarctica: In the Footsteps of the Emperor
by Jérôme Bouvier
2016 - France - 90 min
March 22 | 7:00 p.m

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with extreme photographer and diver Laurent Ballesta. Moderator: Laetitia Giansily-Doyle, Terranoa, distributor of the film.

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 extreme photographer and diver Laurent Ballesta. Moderator: Laetitia Giansily-Doyle, Terranoa, distributor of the film.

TERRANOA is one of the leading French based distribution companies, handling a catalogue of over 1300 hours of high end factual programmes. They bring a 15 year expertise and a seasoned sales team to serve independent producers worldwide and offer broadcasters a wide ranging choice of carefully selected content. Terranoa invests in completed productions and helps gap finance the best projects scouted on the international market. Preferred genres include history, science, wildlife, travel and adventure, and general factual entertainment series.

Register here

 

All films are in French with English subtitles

Online registration is required for these free admission screenings.

This series by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support of TV5 Monde, Terranoa, and the French-American Cultural Foundation and is part of the DC Environmental Film Festival programming.


Embassy of France - La Maison Française 4101 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20007

DC Environmental Film Festival

When
03/17/2017
Where
Embassy of France - La Maison Française
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Antarctica: In the Footsteps of the Emperor

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

Galapagos III
by Christian Zuber
1974 – France – Part 1: 35 min; Part 2: 33 min
March 17 | 7:00 p.m

As part of the 2017 edition of DC EnvironmentaI Film Festival, the French Embassy presents the screening of the 1972 film Galapagos III by Christian Zuber, with the participation of Martine Couchoud, Executive Producer/Director at Kino Productions, and Sandrine Sacarrère, Head of International Sales at INA.

In 1972, Christian Zuber returned to the Galapagos for the third time, 12 years after filming for the first time in history to record the environment changes.

By witnessing the evolution of this unique and fragile land, he pioneered environment advocacy using modern media and inspired many filmmakers.

« Information will save the environment ».

                         Christian Zuber

In 1959, Paris Match and Life Magazine made headline of Christian Zuber, a 28 year old French cinematographer, who left for the Galapagos with only a 16 mm Pathe film camera and a Rolleiflex still camera - the same Islands where Darwin foresaw his theory of evolution a hundred years earlier. From his one-year journey in the Pacific, Christian Zuber brought back with him a film of a lost paradise and photos of rare and endangered species.

Galapagos Islands III

In 1972, twelve years later, Zuber, photographer, movie maker and TV producer, returned to the Galapagos Island to assess the first results of his work as an early environment and media activist.

Galapagos Islands III is the unseen movie being presented for the first time this year at the Environmental Festival in the Nation Capital.

For two hundred days, Christian Zuber, along with 2 crew members, his wife and his 2 year-old son, filmed and lived in this unique and mysterious world 12 years after his first solitary journey in 1958.

During this journey, Zuber shot more than 32000 feet of film of men and nature in the incredible scenery of beaches and underwater reefs. He also came to film the result of his actions to protect endangered plants and animals, and inspired women and men who work to protect the environment and keep tourism under scrutiny.

By witnessing the evolution of this unique and fragile land, he pioneered environment advocacy using modern media and inspired many filmmakers.

 

 

Antarctica: In the Footsteps of the Emperor
by Jérôme Bouvier
2016 - France - 90 min
March 22 | 7:00 p.m

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with extreme photographer and diver Laurent Ballesta. Moderator: Laetitia Giansily-Doyle, Terranoa, distributor of the film.

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 extreme photographer and diver Laurent Ballesta. Moderator: Laetitia Giansily-Doyle, Terranoa, distributor of the film.

TERRANOA is one of the leading French based distribution companies, handling a catalogue of over 1300 hours of high end factual programmes. They bring a 15 year expertise and a seasoned sales team to serve independent producers worldwide and offer broadcasters a wide ranging choice of carefully selected content. Terranoa invests in completed productions and helps gap finance the best projects scouted on the international market. Preferred genres include history, science, wildlife, travel and adventure, and general factual entertainment series.

Register here

 

All films are in French with English subtitles

Online registration is required for these free admission screenings.

This series by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support of TV5 Monde, Terranoa, and the French-American Cultural Foundation and is part of the DC Environmental Film Festival programming.