MARGARET MEE AND THE MOONFLOWER

U.S. Premiere

MARGARET MEE AND THE MOONFLOWER


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MARGARET MEE AND THE MOONFLOWER (Brazil, 2012, 80 min.)

Presented with the Embassy of Brazil

Welcome by Flo Stone, President and Founder, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Introduced by Ernesto Araujo, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Brazil.

United States Premiere Botanical illustrator Margaret Mee lived for 36 years in Brazil, where she organized and carried out 15 expeditions to the Amazon rainforest, leaving an important and rare iconographic and artistic legacy. Her illustrations are a valuable source of research for botanical science. Her technique in botanical illustration is recognized worldwide and regarded as the work of one of the great European illustrators of all time. Margaret Mee has acquired international fame and recognition and her works are found in important collections in the United States, England, France and Brazil. Through interviews and excerpts from her travel diaries, filmmaker Malu de Martino embarked on a search for the very rare Moonflower, the same one that Margaret Mee would at long last be able to sketch on her final expedition to the Amazon region.  Directed by Malu de Martino.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

Tickets: $5, General Admission; $4, Members, Seniors and Students. Reservations recommended. Please email reservations@nmwa.org or call 202-783-7370.

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