Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital: Can films make a difference in people’s thinking and actions?

March 27 event picFriday, March 27, 2015

TIME: Time: 6:00 p.m.-Light supper served and bar opens;

7:00 p.m. Film Screening (followed by discussion)

PRICE: $20 (Light supper $15; Movie $5) Cash Bar

EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception

Premiere Screening of Five Short Films (4-7 minutes each)

WHAT WE HAVE LEFT BEHIND IN IRAQ

ECOSYSTEMS, WAR and CLIMATE CHANGE

ENVIRONMENTAL PATHWAYS TO PEACE BUILDING

TOP PRIORITY

FORGING A NEW ETHIC

Panelists:

Linda Pentz Gunter, Beyond Nuclear

Ted Conwell, Founder and Lead Organizer, Climate First! Inc

Steve Michelson, President and Executive Producer, Specialty Studios/Video Project

Discussion Moderated by Filmmakers Alice and Lincoln Day

Alice and Lincoln Day, filmmakers of the award-winning documentary, Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War, will host the premiere of five short films (four to seven minutes each). The program will feature a discussion with the audience and a panel of two local peace and climate-change activists, Linda Pentz Gunter, Beyond Nuclear, and Ted Conwell, Climate First! Inc.,as well as Steve Michelson, a prominent expert in the field of documentary film.

The short films—opening with “What We Have Left Behind in Iraq” and closing with “Forging a New Ethic”—represent a progression from the despair we feel about the toxic environment the Iraq war has left behind to the hope that real change is possible through creating alternatives to military force and building a new ethic of interdependence with the natural world.  The audience and panel will be encouraged to comment critically on the short films as potential change makers. Alice and Lincoln will moderate the discussion.

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