A Mirror of the Cosmos

  • Film
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Sat, March 30, 2024
  • 2:00 pm
A Mirror of the Cosmos

Discover the environmental issues in Spanish’s Mar Menor, and join a conversation with filmmaker Isabel Carbonell at the screening of this documentary at the National Gallery of Art.

A Mirror of the Cosmos

  • Directed by Isabelle Carbonell, 2023, 85 minutes.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.
  • Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Isabelle Carbonell.

A Mirror of the Cosmos explores how the Mar Menor lagoon, considered a paradise in southeastern Spain, is being pushed to the brink of extinction by the climate crisis. Opening with a conversation between the moon and the sea, the documentary explores how the unlikely relationships between invasive blue crabs, nitrates, and mining deposits in Mar Menor deeply intertwine to tell a larger story of capitalism’s extractive, cumulative effects on the environment over time.

Presented in conjunction with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF), this event event is part of the ongoing film series Art Films and Special Screenings organized by the National Gallery of Art.


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National Gallery of Art - East Building, Constitution Ave NW & 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20565


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National Gallery of Art



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