Film: Once Upon a Forest

Sébastien Barot

© The Walt Disney Company

To celebrate the hosting of one of the world’s largest scientific conferences in ecology and environmental sciences in Montpellier, EcoSummit 2016 is proud to invite you to a complimentary screening of the film ‘Il Etait une Forêt’ in the company of Francis Hallé, France’s most famous botanist and star of the film. Before the film starts, Francis Hallé will receive the EcoSummit Prize for Excellence in Outreach. Please join us for the award ceremony.

Room Einstein, The Corum, Montpellier centre at 16:30 on Wednesday 31 August 2016
Free entry – no need for tickets, just turn up. Film in French language.
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From the creators of March of the Penguins and The Fox and the Child. Written and directed by Luc Jaquet, Once Upon a Forest invites the spectator into a never-before-seen world of natural wonder and staggering beauty. For the first time, we will be able to watch a rainforest growing before our eyes. Drawing on a vast fund of research and knowledge, Once Upon a Forest will lead viewers on a journey into the depths of the tropical jungle, into the very heart of life on earth. For years, Luc Jacquet has spellbound audiences worldwide with his intimate yet spectacular stories of the natural world. His encounter with pioneering botanist and ecologist Francis Hallé was to give birth to this extraordinary exploration of the prehistoric rainforests, the great green lungs of our planet. Once Upon a Forest offers this unique voyage into a completely untamed universe, a world of perfect balance in which each living thing - from the smallest to the largest - plays an essential role. The film will deliver a complete sensory immersion in the primeval splendour of one of nature's richest mysteries, inviting the audience to enter, discover and marvel at a universe of untold treasures while joining its voice to the ever growing awareness of the need to preserve our world.

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Hosted by
  • INRA
  • IRD
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Supported by
  • Agropolis Foundation
  • CeMEB
  • Cirad
  • EcoServ
  • University of Montpellier
  • National Science Foundation
In association with
  • AEES
  • British Ecological Society
  • esa
  • Gaie
  • IEES
  • IEES
  • SER
  • sfe
Supporting Publications

  • AnaEE
  • Belmont Forum
  • CABI
  • CAIS
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Emergy Society
  • INRA
  • IRD
  • Peerage of Science
  • SFE
  • Royal Society
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