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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:10 PM
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Environmental Film Festival - March 11-22 in Washington

Welcome to the 16th Annual Environmental Film Festival!

As the challenges facing our planet continue to grow, the Environmental Film Festival
opens for its 16th year in Washington, D.C. to play a role in addressing them through
the artistry of film. Illuminating some of earths most critical environmental issuesthe availability of clean, fresh water, our energy future, the accelerating pace of climate change and the environmental impact of warthe Festival presents a broad spectrum of films that seek to inspire change in our world. Please join us as we screen 115 films from 30 countries for 12 days in March. Twenty-seven filmmakers will be on hand to discuss their films along with 86 environmental experts and special guests.

Recognizing that water is essential to life, the 2008 Festival has programmed a selection
of films that approach this vital subject from diverse perspectives, in various formats, for
all ages. The premiere of the IMAX film Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk calls
attention to watershed conservation on a trip down the Colorado River. A new episode
of the cutting-edge series Strange Days on Planet Earth exposes the mysterious toxins in
world water systems. The Water Front documents the struggle against water privatization
in Highland Park, Michigan, while Til the River Runs Clear covers the clean-up of the
Hudson River and The Unforeseen deals with the effects of rampant development on a
favorite watering hole in Austin Texas. Its Your WaterUse it Wisely tells young people how Washington, D.C. gets its drinking water.

The Festivals final day, March 22, coincides with World Water Day, designated by the United Nations to highlight the importance of water issues. The Festival presents a day-long Tribute with films from Mexico, India, Austria, Slovenia and Chile, accompanied by a panel discussion with experts on the need to provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene throughout the world. The film FlowFor Love of Water, fresh from its world premiere at Sundance, will close the day.

Festival films also celebrate earths wild and beautiful places, magnificent wildlife and
people who are making a difference, from renowned naturalist E.O. Wilson to Kenyan
environmental activist Wangari Maathai. We hope to see you at one or more of the Festivals screenings, 55 of which are Washington, D.C., United States or world premieres, at 46 venues throughout the city. Come to learn, evaluate and contribute to the on-going effort to improve life on our water planet.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:20 PM
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1. Thanks for posting this, marmar
I'm going to be in DC from the 16-19th for Take Back America. I'm staying with Mabus and Admiral Loinpresser -- maybe we can take in one of these movies.
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