An Evening of Adventure with Mirella Ricciardi: Premiere of Film “Mirella”
at the Royal Geographic Society
This very special evening at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society will celebrate the premiere of the feature-length documentary film "Mirella", the adventurous story of the legendary photographer Mirella Ricciardi, who captured the vanishing beauty of life with her camera.
The director of “Mirella”, Oliver Bruck, is an award-winning documentarian and biologist. In 2019, he released his debut documentary feature "Exploring Hans Hass", a rediscovery of life and work of the legendary diving pioneer and filmmaker.
The event will feature a short keynote talk by photographer Mirella Ricciardi who celebrates her 92nd birthday this year. The renowned photographer, born in Kenya, began capturing the beauty and diversity of the African continent with her camera in the 1960s. Her seminal book "Vanishing Africa", published in 1971, became an international success and her work continues to inspire.
The event will also include an update on the work from the Mirella Ricciardi Archive by archivist and founder Amina Ricciardi-Dempsey. VIP ticket holders will also have access to a drinks/canapés reception with a special Q&A with the photographer Mirella Ricciardi, the director Oliver Bruck and the main film team, with original work by Mirella Ricciardi on display.
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