Wednesday March 18, 6:45pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute


The Mexican Cultural Institute is proud to present Sharks of Mexico as part of the 2015 Environmental Film Festival. The documentary's director, Gerardo del Villar, will be in attendance to present his work and participate in a discussion and Q&A following the screening.

Sharks of Mexico follows underwater photographer and shark expert Gerardo del Villar and his team of divers, photographers, videographers, biologists, and specialists as they try to prove that Mexico is one of the largest shark sanctuaries on the planet, inhabited by over 100 shark species. With a dedicated team that has been diving, studying, and documenting sharks around the world, Gerardo embarks on the journey of a lifetime. Join the expedition as they are tested, amazed, and humbled by Mexico's stunning underwater habitats and the sharks that call them home. 40 mins.

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Sharks of Mexico will follow a screening of the short film Baja's Secret Miracle. In Baja's Secret Miracle Mario Castro, a fisherman that decided to change the destiny of his community, narrates this wonderful story that takes us on a decades long journey to understand how the town of Cabo Pulmo created the world's most robust marine reserve. Directed by Eliana Alvarez Martinez. 12 mins.

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Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street NW DC
Washington, DC 20009
March 18 | 6:45 pm

Beginning October 5th at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History


Flight of the Butterflies 3D, opening October 5th at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC and the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, follows the fascinating journey of the monarch butterfly. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Experience millions of them in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with breathtaking cinematography from an award winning team including Oscar winner Peter Parks. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find their secret hideaway. Unravel the mysteries and experience the Flight of the Butterflies. For a trailer, click here.

The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Constitution Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20560
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Take metro to the Smithsonian Station

The Maryland Science Center
601 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
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