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DCEFF: 'Galapagos' at the Embassy of France

  • Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)


GALAPAGOS: Two 30 minute archival films from Christian Zuber.

*Presented with the Embassy of France.

In French with English subtitles.

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.

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’s 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.

Directed by Christian Zuber.

Introduction by of Martine Couchoud, Executive Producer/Director at Kino Productions, and Sandrine Sacarrère, Head of International Sales at INA.

Friday, Mar. 17, 7:00 pm – Embassy of France

*FREE. Registration required. Register here.

*Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital’s pay lot.

*SECURITY RULES: A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, attendees must have a Government issued photo ID in order to enter the Embassy.


*Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp.