Images of the Amazon
Amazonia del Peru, a four-day show next week, celebrates the natural heritage region of the mighty river, described as “the lungs of the world”. The photo exhibition at the Latin American and Caribbean Center opens at 4 pm on Aug 19, and at 5 pm the film La Travesia de Chumpi by Fernando Valdivia will be shown. The embassy of Peru will present three additional documentaries from the region at 7:30 pm on the next three nights. Wednesday night’s film will be preceded with a talk titled “The beauty of the Amazon of Peru” by Leon Chen, the executive director of Operation Earth. J Space, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Sanlitun SOHO, 8 Gongti North Road, Building 5, Beijing. 010-5785-3015. The Chinese Characters Exhibition continues through Sept 15 in the Capital Museum of Beijing. Organized by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the government of Henan province, the exhibition displays the history of development of the Chinese characters. The exhibition will also be presented in Canada, Uzbekistan and Nepal, with a series of seminars focusing on the arts of Chinese character and calligraphy. 9 am-5 pm, until Sept 15. Capital Museum, Fuxingmenwai Street, Xicheng district, Beijing. 010-6337-0491.