The French-American Cultural Foundation is once again delighted to join with the famed French film director, Jacques Perrin, as he embarks on his newest project, “The Photographer.” Perrin’s new film will tell the story of the American West seen through the eyes of the early photographers who risked their lives to capture the beauty of the landscapes and the wildlife in the late 1800’s. Because of them, the American public discovered these amazing places and asked Congress to create the National Park system to preserve them. Jacques Perrin, with the generosity of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, and the help of the French-American Cultural Foundation will begin his exploratory research for this new film in 2018. After filming and post-production Perrin’s newest film will introduce new audiences to the natural wonders of our country and the need to protect and preserve our wildlife and wilderness areas for the future. The French-American Foundation is accepting donations for this project, and hopes every American will help to make this new film project a reality.