Private Project

Americas In-between

Isthmus that connects the North to the South, Central America is one of the richest and most threatened reservoirs of biodiversity of the planet. From Southern Mexico to Panama, Barbara and Julien led a 200-day expedition alongside those who act to protect nature in this region. Through encounters, discoveries and testimonies, the two biologists share with us their adventure, both scientific and human. This inspiring documentary, on a road movie tone, warns us to take urgent action, invites us to reconsider our relationship with nature and questions our answers in addressing the biodiversity crisis.

> 4 official selections in international festivals competition : Grand Bivouac (Albertville, France), Explor’Images (Nice, France), Terra Festival (Guadeloupe), FIFEC 2017 (Guinea)
> 20 selections in festivals
> Over 7000's audience
> Self-produced, directed and financed movie

  • Barbara Réthoré
  • Julien Chapuis
  • Barbara Réthoré
  • Julien Chapuis
  • NatExplorers - Independently self-produced
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Entre Deux Amériques
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Science, Nature
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
  • Language:
    English, French, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD 1920x1080 25p
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Le Grand Bivouac
    Albertville, France
    October 17, 2015
  • Le Grand Bivouac
    Albertville, France
    October 18, 2015
  • FIFOff International Film Festival - Nature & Environment
    Ménigoute, France
    October 31, 2015
    First French Preview
  • EXPLORIMAGES International Film Festival - Adventure & Nature
    Nice, France
    November 14, 2015
  • Premiere UCO Angers
    Angers, France
    January 21, 2016
    First National Premiere
  • Festival Cinécolo- Haïti
    Port-au-Prince, Haïti
    March 2, 2016
  • Festival Cinécolo- Haïti
    Pétion-Ville, Haïti
    March 3, 2016
  • Festival Cinécolo-Haïti
    Saint-Marc, Haïti
    March 6, 2016
  • Renc'art chapellois
    La Chapelle Saint Sauveur, France
    April 1, 2015
  • Terra Festival - Guadeloupe
    Sainte-Rose, Guadeloupe
    April 16, 2016
  • Festival Partir Autrement - ABM Paris
    Paris, France
    June 18, 2016
  • Festival du Roc Castel
    Le Caylar, France
    July 29, 2016
  • Festival 360° à l'Ouest
    Mauges-sur-Loire, France
    October 9, 2016
  • All screening dates are online !

    November 1, 2016
Director Biography - Barbara Réthoré, Julien Chapuis

Animal Behavior and Nature Conservation specialists, Barbara and Julien are making the link between the scientific community and the general public.

From field trips, adventures and explorations, the couple designs a variety of educational materials - exhibitions, movies, lectures, workshops, outreach... - for the general public and also for the youth. Also University lecturers, they both intend to bring their expertise to help with the preservation of biodiversity. To reunite all their different activities, they have recently created their own business: NatExplorers.

Barbara has traveled the world for many years - as a marine biologist and environmental scientist - lived in Hawaii for 5 years, before coming back to France few years ago. She has worked on various topics, ranging from communication of marine mammals and songbirds to the impacts of tourism on wildlife, through the management of runoff water.
Julien has always had a taste for exploration and a strong passion for nature. He has long worked with captive animals in research centers and zoos, on issues such as social influences - including maternal behavior - cognition or the effects of stress, before returning to his early aspirations.

Alongside their work, Barbara and Julien volunteered in the environmental non-profit organisation Conserv-Action they founded together in 2012. The NPO aims to support actions for the conservation of endangered animals . They are heads of the science and exploration department, of the outreach programs as well as the conservatory projects support program.

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Director Statement

It's always a great pleasure to talk and chat with the audience of our movies. Not only it gives us the most important perpective of our work, on our first documentary especially, but it provides us with the necessary energy to keep on fighting for a better future in harmony with nature.