Rencontres en Arctique

Thursday, March 11th, 2021 at 6pm - Online Screening

“Rencontres en Arctique” (“Encounters in the Arctic”) a film by Cristiana Bontemps

Documentary in French with English sub-titles
24 minutes

You are invited to share one woman’s incredible personal journey of discovery...

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation for the environment, and the Embassy of Monaco in Washington, D.C., are proud to present “Rencontres en Arctique” (“Encounters in the Arctic”), an exceptional documentary. Follow in the footsteps of acclaimed film maker, Cristiana Bontemps on 10 expeditions – between 2014 and 2019 – as she journeys to this stunning Arctic realm and encounters its most inspiring inhabitants: the polar bears.

This event is free, but pre-registration is required.

About the film maker: Cristiana Bontemps (Biographie 2020)

Cristiana Bontemps is an award-winning filmmaker specializing in documentaries on nature, animal life and the natural world. Complimenting her professional career in the field of communications, she has produced and directed many films focusing on the protection and conservation of nature, especially animals. Her works have been screened in respected film festivals around the world and she has received numerous prestigious awards for her work.

In 2014 she discovered the Arctic during a trip with her husband, Alain. Following his untimely passing, and as a tribute to his memory, Cristiana devoted herself to discovering the magnificent and fragile environment of the Arctic over ten expeditions from 2014 to 2019. This poignant film is a result of her many journeys of self-discovery...


About the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation:
In June 2006, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco created His Foundation to respond to threats to the environment of our planet. The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation ( works for the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale. The Foundation supports public and private initiatives in the fields of research, technological innovation, and social issues. The Foundation finances projects in three main regions (the Mediterranean basin, the Polar regions, and the Least Developed Countries), and focuses its actions to limit the effects of climate change and promote renewable energies; to safeguard biodiversity; and to manage water resources and combat desertification.

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Photographs: Courtesy Cristiana Bontemps © 2019