Once Upon a Forest at the Environmental Film Festival

Date: March 21, 2015
Location: The Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20015

Join Luc Jacquet and renowned French botanist and ecologist Francis Hallé on a spectacular journey to the top of the tropical rainforest canopy, the world’s “green lung.” This extraordinarily beautiful film was shot in an untouched region of the Peruvian Amazon and in Gabon. Using spectacular animation and drawing on extensive research, the film leads viewers into the depths of the tropical jungle and into the heart of life on earth. In French with English subtitles. Directed by Luc Jacquet. Produced by Yves Darondeau, Christopher Lioud and Emmanuel Priou.

Introduced by Ana Paula Tavares, Executive Vice President, Rainforest Alliance. Discussion with Oscar-winning filmmaker Luc Jacquet follows screening.

To purchase tickets, please visit the offical webpage of the Environmental Film Festival in the nation's capital.


Burning Peruvian forest - photo by Mohsin Kazmi

Forests are falling at an alarming rate.

Each minute, 85 acres are destroyed.