2014 Films

Washington D.C. Premiere


Jason deCaires Taylor

6:45 PM

Directed by: Marcelina Cravat

Venue: Mexican Cultural Institute

ANGEL AZUL (USA, 2014, 72 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere Witness the birth of an artificial coral reef, learn how we are inextricably connected to the ocean and then consider how our choices will determine what we leave to future generations. Join Jason deCaires Taylor’s artistic journey as he creates hauntingly beautiful underwater life-like statues cast from live models that then become the basis for this man-made reef. Soon, algae overtakes the reef and we learn about the precarious situation coral reefs currently face and the solutions necessary to save them. Narrated by Peter Coyote, the film provides insights that will cause viewers to ponder our connection to this valuable and beautiful ecosystem. Directed by Marcelina Cravat. Produced by Marcelina Cravat, Kath Delaney and Erik Johnson.

Introduced by Minister Laura Ramírez-Rasgado, Executive Director and Cultural Attaché, Mexican Cultural Institute. Discussion with Dr. Thomas Gorneau, President, Global Coral Reef Alliance, Paul Sánchez-Navarro, Director, Ecological Center, Akumal, and filmmakers Marcelina Cravat and Kath Delaney follows screening.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

This screening is fully booked.

Mexican Cultural Institute

2829 16th St., NW

(Metro: Columbia Heights)

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