Winner, Polly Krakora Award For Artistry in Film

This visually stunning meditation on the annual rains that descend upon India explores their alternately disastrous and beneficial impact on Indian society, economy, agriculture and individual lives. Chasing the monsoon throughout the country, the filmmaker interviews Indians from all walks of life about the monsoonв’s manifold effects: the head of the Indian Meteorological Society, a movie star, a bookie and park rangers. Thoughtful, affecting and, finally, overwhelming, this is a powerfully emotional journey through anticipation, joy, heartbreak and relief.В Directed by Sturla Gunnarsson. Produced by Ina Fichman, Luc Martin-Gousset.

Introduced by Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director, National Museum of Natural History. Discussion with filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson follows screening.

Part of the Anthropocene: Life in the Age of Humans series

Friday, March 27, 7:15 p.m.

FREE. Registration required.В This screening is fully booked.В 

National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, 10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW (Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian)

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