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Marlin Darrah - A Week in Paris - film

Program Date: November 8, 2017

Marlin Darrah

Marlin Darrah traveled to Paris four times to capture footage for his film, "A Week in Paris." "My goal in making 'A Week in Paris' was to show to people who have been there — as well as people who haven't — what you can do in about seven or eight days in and around Paris."

In addition to showing the more well-known treasures, Darrah said he sought out the obscure places as well. "It's a bit of an insider's view with tips about those places," he said.

"Luxembourg Gardens, Latin Quarter, The Left Bank, The Louvre — these highlights define the city."

"You could never see all the wonderful things in Paris in a week," he said. "What we try to do is give an impression of the top museums to go to. We also take the city neighborhood by neighborhood. Paris is split up into over a dozen different neighborhoods. We take the city apart in a clockwise tour of Paris."

Darrah's tour of the city always returns to the Seine River. "There are romantic walkways along the river," he said. "At least 10 or so major bridges that cross the Seine downtown. They are worthwhile walking across, to enjoy the river and see the sunset as it comes on. It's incredibly romantic. It never fails to satisfy people's sense of wonder and romance."

Marlin Darrah is the executive director of International Film & Video (IFV), an award-winning production company based in the U.S. Over the course of Darrah's adventurous thirty-year career, more than fifty travel-adventure companies, educational organizations and universities have contracted his producing, directing and shooting talents. Assignments and productions have taken him to more than 130 countries around the world. Darrah is particularly skilled at documenting unusual and intriguing cultural and geographical subjects.