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Date(s) - 12/06/2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Alliance Française du Bengale


Since 1974, every year the World Environment Day on 5th June pledges to encourage awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
In order to brace this noble initiative for a greener future, Alliance française du Bengale organizes an evening of French documentary screening on ecological issues and talk by environmental activist Mallika Jalan.

Black Kiss by Mariette Mompierre and Plastc & Glass by Tessa Josse have been selected for the screening.

Black Kiss: (34 min)
Bruno, a young fisherman, owner of the “Black Kiss”, is seeing the coastal fishing threatened by invasive seaweed, the Sargasso, and by the chlordecone, used in particular in the banana plantations. This highly powerful insecticide is contaminating the marine fauna and flora. In view of the authorities’ inertia, he has decided to fight to save his livelihood and has refused the only proposal that the state seems to be able to offer him: to train for another career. “I’m a disappearing species, just like a turtle or an iguana. In the zoo, there’ll be a notice saying: This was a fisherman…

Plastic and nd Glass:(9 min)
A recycling factory in the north of France, the workers come together to sing in chorus, and even the trucks join them and make almost a ballet. From the operation of prodigious machines to manual yard work, the film shows the recycling process and the noise that accompanies the work becomes a rhythm…