Tickets for this film are available for purchase at the door.
In the center of Equator
Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Ilima community remains one of
the most isolated in the world. The people have coexisted with endangered
wildlife in the surrounding forest for generations, but as the pace of
development has increased, this fragile ecosystem has suffered.
They partnered with the African Wildlife Foundation and MASS Design Group in 2012 to create a new conservation-focused primary school and community center. This film documents the collective building process—one aimed at leveraging local craft and ecological knowledge towards education, preservation, and beauty.
Director: Thatcher Bean
2017 / 65 min / USA
This feature film will be screened in the Museum's Great Hall. Please note that the Great Hall theater will utilize wireless headsets. To check out your device, you will be required to leave a credit card or valid driver's license on file with a National Building Museum staff member.
This feature film is followed by Pisces.
Director: Brad Deal
2017 / 3 min / USA
1.0 LU (AIA)
The Architecture & Design Film Festival: D.C. is presented by the Revada Foundation, courtesy of the estates of Reva and David Logan.
$12 Museum | $10 Student | $15 Non-member | $125 All Access
Click here to buy the all-access pass which includes the opening night, reception, and auto-registration to all 27 films.
Tickets can be purchased at the door when available.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Image Credit: Still from Made in Ilima by Thatcher Bean, 2017.