Washington D.C. Premiere


NOMAD’S LAND (Switzerland, 2008, 90 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere The young director, Gaël Métroz, takes to the road alone, camera in hand, in the footsteps of Swiss writer and philosopher Nicolas Bouvier. He discovers that the East is no longer the almost carefree land of the 1950s recounted in Bouvier’s L’Usage du Monde. Iran is in crisis, Pakistan is shaken by tribal violence, the Taliban is in the streets, there is civil war in Sri Lanka. The world Bouvier knew seems to have disappeared under the veil of time. Disappointed, the director leaves the main road traced by Bouvier and continues off the beaten track with the nomads. In creating his own route, Gaël Métroz reveals Bouvier’s philosophy of travel. Directed by Gaël Métroz. Produced by Francine Lusser and Gérard Monier.

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National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

Fourth St. & Constitution Ave., NW

(METRO: Archives/Navy Memorial) (Metrobuses: L2, L4)

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