March 23, 7:00pm at the National Geographic Society
Don't miss your chance to see the other Mexican films screening at the Environmental Film Festival!
El Triunfo - screening before Kings of Nowhere
The cloud forests of El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, high in the remote Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountains in Mexico, are one of the most magical places on earth. An ancient forest that is home for giant trees, quetzals, horned guans and a world of wildlife found nowhere else in the country. And yet, even here, we find an ecosystem fighting for survival.
Directed by Pierangelo Pirak and Jaime Rojo. Produced by Matt Walker and BBC Earth.
Kings of Nowhere
The construction of a dam turned the Mexican village of San Marcos into a waterlogged ghost town, but three families refuse to surrender their home to the flood. They keep the tortillería open, weed the pavement in the town square, and rove the inundated streets in boats or on horseback. Director Betzabé García's observational approach brings out the humor and eerie beauty of their singular situation.