Washington, D.C. Premiere Known as “nature’s lab,” the Galapagos Islands make up a unique ecological haven of 48 hardened lava islands in the Pacific Ocean, 1000 km from South America. Among the rocks and under the waters there are plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. In the 1830s this pristine, isolated ecosystem allowed Charles Darwin to make his discoveries about the origin – and evolution – of species. But in today’s industrial and commercial world, the Galapagos is in danger. Directed and produced by Michele Zaccheo.
Introduced by Edward M. Barrows, Professor of Biology, Georgetown University and Director of the GU Center for the Environment. Discussion with Jasmina Bojic, Founder and Executive Director, United Nations Association Film Festival, follows screening.