March 20, 2016 at 4PM @ National Gallery of Art
ELLA MAILLART - DOUBLE JOURNEY
This event is presented at the National Gallery of Art and is part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.
In the summer of 1939, photographer Ella Maillart and writer Annemarie Schwarzenbach left Switzerland by car. Their destination was Kafiristan (present-day Nuristan Province) in Afghanistan. Using only the diaries and letters Maillart wrote en route, along with her photographs and previously unreleased 16mm footage, Double Journey tells the story of a great explorer at a crucial moment in history, escaping a beleaguered Europe while searching for a pristine and exotic world.
Directors: Antonio Bigini and Mariann Lewinsky
1940 – 2015, 42 minutes
In French with English subtitles
National Gallery of Art
East Building Auditorium
6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
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