Dates: March 18-30, 2014 - Program Details to Be Announced
Highlights of the 2013 DC Environmental Film Festival
- The Washington, DC premieres of acclaimed director Terrence Malick’s latest
film, To the Wonder, an exploration of love featuring spectacular cinematography of the natural worldand starring Ben Affleck; Two World Cinema Grand Jury Prize winning films from 2013
Sundance Film Festival: A River Changes Course, about the effects of globalization on Cambodia’s environment and people, and Jiseul, a harrowing Korean war story.
- The world premiere of Hot Water,exposing the toxic effects of uranium mining
in the American West, with former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who is featured in the film, and filmmaker Elizabeth Kucinich opens the festival. The film, Harmony, highlighting the efforts of HRH Prince Charles to develop a more sustainable and harmonious relationship with the planet, is the winner of the Festival’s annual Polly Krakora Award for artistry in film. Canadian filmmaker and environmental activist Rob Stewart presents his latest film, Revolution,
empowering youth to save the natural world and humanity itself.
- The Festival’s focus on rivers encompasses films that explore the ecological importance and threats to the world’s rivers, including the Rhine, the Amazon, the Mekong, the Ganges, the Lena, the Colorado, the Willamette, the Yellowstone and our local rivers, the Potomac and the Anacostia.
- Two 3D films are among 31 films geared to children and families: Meerkats 3D,
about tiny mammals that survive in the harsh Kalahari Desert, and, in IMAX, Titans of the Ice Age 3D, transporting viewers to the frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization.
- Selections from international Festivals, including the Matsalu Nature Film Festival in Estonia, the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival and the 2012 Wildscreen Film Festival in England will be shown.