Sunday Movie: Princess Mononoke

Struggles, transmissions and resistances: Animated films that address environmental degradation. Auditorium. Sunday 28 November 2021 from 4pm to 6.15pm.


As part of the temporary exhibition "Environmental Injustice - Indigenous Peoples' Alternatives", which runs until 21 August 2022, the Sunday film is back in action! Animated films dealing with the climate emergency and the impact of environmental change will be shown throughout the exhibition.

Japan, 15th century. Once protected by giant animals, the forest is being depopulated by man. Wounded by a boar driven mad by demons, the young warrior Ashitaka leaves his family and goes in search of the black god who alone can undo the spell that is gangrenous to his arm. During his journey, Ashitaka meets Lady Eboshi, head of a community of blacksmiths, who must defend herself against those who accuse her of destroying the forest to feed her forges. Among her worst enemies is San, a wild girl raised by wolves, also known as "Princess Mononoke", the princess of spectres...

The principle of reciprocity between humans and the living world is essential in this film, which features different characters and entities, all with their own responsibility. Ashitaka and Mononoke represent the harmony between the world of humans and that of the forest. This film illustrates the importance of this balance and the devastation caused when this link is broken. All these elements are addressed in the exhibition "Environmental Injustice - Indigenous Peoples' Alternatives".

Film in Japanese with French subtitles.

Important: it is now mandatory to present a COVID certificate to enter the MEG. Access to the MEG is only allowed with a COVID certificate and a valid QR code. The COVID certificate is required from the age of 16. An official identification document (identity card, passport, etc.) must be presented together with the COVID certificate. No data is retained when checking the COVID certificate. The nearest testing centre to the MEG is the Pharmacieplus du rond-point.