Photo Exhibition - Entwined destinies: Migration, environment and climate change

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 to Sunday, January 17, 2016

Location: Palais de la Porte Dorée, Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration – Aquarium tropical, 293 Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris, France 

Photographer Alessandro Grassani traveled three continents to capture the poignant testimonies of people on the impact of climate change in their everyday lives. From Southeast Asia to Latin America, thousands of people are forced to leave their homelands in search of a better life, after repeated disasters or irreversible degradation of the environment. The exhibition explores the complex links between environmental change, migration and local communities through pictures from Bangladesh, Mongolia, Kenya and Haiti. In addition, it presents to the public for the first time the maps from the Atlas of Environmental Migration (Editions Presses de Sciences Po and Routledge).

Movie screenings and discussions

There Once Was an Island: Te Henua e Nnoho (2010) Briar March
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 16h30-19h
The people of Takuu, a small island in the Pacific Ocean are threatened by rising sea levels. As a result of climate change, their ancestral land and culture may disappear. Migration is one of the only options left to them.

Les Guerriers de la pluie – Tanzanie and Changement d’adresse pour cause de sécheresses – Kenya: Episode 3 and 2 of the series Expédition Grand Rift (2012), Geoffroy and Loïc de la Tullaye
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 16h30-19h
In Tanzania and Kenya, droughts and environmental degradation threaten the traditional livelihoods of farmers and pastoralists. Poverty and food insecurity are pushing these people to migrate to large cities in search of a better life.

Free admission, limited seating available. Arrive 30 minutes before the start of the projection.
Screenings followed by discussions with filmmakers and experts on climate change and migration.

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