The Bishnois, Ecologists since the 15th Century

Film by Frank Vogel

27 Oct 2015, 6 - 8pm

Maison Française Columbia University, New York


Franck Vogel


27 Oct 2015
6 - 8pm

Maison Française Columbia University
515 West 116th Street
New York,  10027
United States
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Pendant plus de cinq siècles, la communauté Bishnoïs du Rajasthan a vécu en harmonie avec les nature. Ils ont fait de la protection de la faune et de la flore et de l'environnement l'affaire de leur vie.

For over five centuries, the Bishnoi community of Rajasthan has been living in harmony with nature and wildlife in India. They have made wildlife conservation and environmental protection their life’s work, protecting trees and wildlife, in particular the Blackbuck antelopes. The age-old Bishnoi ethos, as presented in this documentary by award-winning French photographer Franck Vogel, points us toward new practices and innovative ways of treating our threatened world environment.

Franck Vogel is a photographer focusing on global social and environmental issues whose work focuses on the relationship between humanity and nature in an effort to illustrate that it's possible to live in harmony. His photographs have won numerous awards and been featured in publications such as GEO Magazine, Le Monde, and Paris Match. For more information see

Event co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française, Alliance Program, and Earth Institute, with partial funding from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.


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