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Dans le lit du Rhône by Swiss Director Mélanie Pitteloud

  • NYU Campus 1307 L Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

Join the Embassy of Switzerland and NYU Washington D.C. for the film screening of Dans le lit du Rhône to find out more about the intertwining of humans and nature.

Dans le lit du Rhône is the latest film of Swiss director Mélanie Pitteloud. The course of the Rhône River has been straitjacketed by humans for the last 150 years. But the river has not been tamed yet! Following some disastrous floods, a gigantic construction site is in the process of revitalizing it into a larger-sized space. This engaging and poetic film, featuring inhabitants linked to the future of the Rhône, is a journey that prompts universal questioning of our relationship with nature and territory.

The evening will start with a reception at 6:15 p.m., followed by the screening of Dans le lit du Rhône at around 7:00 p.m. The film will be in French with English subtitles. After the movie there will be a Q&A session with Swiss director Mélanie Pitteloud.

This event is part of the Environmental Film Festival, whose mission is to celebrate Earth and inspire understanding and stewardship of the environment through the power of film, and the D.C. Francophonie Cultural Festival.