In the 1960s, the Nile Perch was introduced into Lake Victoria in Tanzania. Now, the shores of the world's largest tropical lake are now the scene of globalisation's worst nightmare.
The Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad, in association with the Hyderabad Film Club and the French Embassy in India, is screening a list of documentary films with the theme "Globalization: At The Heart Of The Exchange Of Ideas", from 23rd to 26th November, as part of the French Documentary Festival. Today, a 107-minute documentary called Darwin's Nightmare is being screened at Prasad's Preview Lab Theater. The documentary is directed by Hupert Sauper.
Globalization is at the heart of the concerns of leaders and citizens in most countries. It affects us in our everyday lives and forces us to think about the future in a new light. The films chosen reflect the state of the current public debate, in all its complexity, and on major emblematic issues.
Darwin's Nightmare starts out with the makings of an African legend. In the 1960s, the Nile Perch is introduced into Lake Victoria in Tanzania. Now, the shores of the world's largest tropical lake are now the scene of globalisation's worst nightmare.
The Alliance Francaise of Hyderabad is a public trust founded in 1980. It is an educational organization with a non-profit cultural goal, and organises cultural events featuring the best in the world of music, dance, theater, science and films, with the support of the Alliance Francaise of Paris in India, the Embassy of France in New Delhi and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These events are open to their members, as well as to the public.
The entry to the screening is free. For further details, please contact the Alliance Francaise at 2770-0734/2770-0736 or Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243.