We love March! Usually, it feels like winter is coming to an end and spring is just around the corner. But even with the “snowquester” in the forecast, we still love this month because of the Environmental Film Fest. The festival is the largest showcase of environmental films globally, bringing hundreds of films from 50 countries to DC. But most importantly, at least according to us, the Festival is wind powered by Clean Currents.
The 21st annual Environmental Film Festival takes place March 12 through 24, presenting 190 documentary, narrative, animated, archival, experimental and children’s films selected to provide fresh perspectives on environmental issues facing our planet. This year’s Festival theme is the vital role of rivers and watershed in the global environment. This will be explored in works from 50 countries and include hundreds of films seen for the first time.
EFF embraces a broad definition of environmental film, encompassing works that not only celebrate the splendor of the natural world and examine its vulnerabilities, but also address a far wider range of topics, including implications of globalization and industrialization. The core objective of the Festival is to present the highest quality films available on environmental topics for all age groups and to seek out new films and present programs not available commercially.
Nearly 200 filmmakers and special guests will discuss their work at the Festival, with past guests including film maker Ken Burns, icon Robert Redford, and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.
Join Clean Currents at the Launch Party on Thursday, March 7 at the Atrium of the Warner Building for food (Restaurant Nora, Chipotle), drinks (FreshFarm, Calypso Organic), music (Grammy Nominated Carolyn Malachi), and fun! We’ll be giving away We Add Up t-shirts and raffling off some fantastic wine (from a wind powered vineyard, of course!) Get details and tickets here
We’ll also be at the following films shown at the Carnegie Institution for Science:
Tuesday March 12th
Hot Water – 7pm *World Premiere!
This Film exposes the toxic effects of uranium mining in the American West. Also Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who is featured in the film, and filmmaker Elizabeth Kucinich for a panel discussion after the screening.
Sunday March 17th
In Search of Solutions & City Story Series – 1pm
Sunday March 17th
Wild Things – 3pm
Thursday March 21st
Harmony – 7:15pm
This film highlights the efforts of HRH Prince Charles to develop a more sustainable and harmonious relationship with the planet and is the winner of the Festival’s annual Polly Krakora Award for artistry in film.
Sunday March 24th
Bangladesh: Land of Rivers – 2pm