• Breast Cancer

    Breast Cancer

    What Causes Breast Cancer? Although the precise causes of breast cancer are unclear, we know the main risk factors. Still, most women considered at high risk for breast cancer do not get it, while many with no known risk factors do develop breast cancer. Among the most significant factors are advancing age and a family

  • Exotic Homeland (Exotische Heimat)

    Exotic Homeland (Exotische Heimat)

    United States Premiere Exotic species are invading many corners of the world, and are conquering Germany. Faster and faster, foreign animals and plants are entering and colonizing German rivers, fields and forests. Their surprising adaptability and resilience in foreign environments disrupt and threaten well-established food chains and, eventually, alter the lives of humans. Directed by

  • An Evening with Chris Palmer

    An Evening with Chris Palmer

    AN EVENING WITH CHRIS PALMER, Director, Center for Environmental Film making, American University: Shooting in the Wild: An Insider’s Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom The thrilling yet controversial and sometimes tragic world of wildlife film making has become a hugely popular entertainment genre, from Discovery’s “Animal Planet” to the venerable BBC’s “Planet

  • Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer

    Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer

    The origins of cinema and its most famed forefather, Muybridge, are spotlighted in this brilliant, innovative film. Over the course of ten years the filmmakers animated Muybridge’s photographic studies of human and animal gesture and movement. Interpolated with these incredible sequences are biographical sections detailing Muybridge’s personal and professional struggles, narrated by Dean Stockwell. The

  • “E² Transport”: Food Miles

    “E² Transport”: Food Miles

    In the 21st century global food economy, most foods travel an average of 1,500 miles from farm to plate. As renowned author Michael Pollan asserts, the impacts of this fossil fuel-driven system are detrimental to the environment, but also to our health and social wellbeing. Writer Michael Shuman argues that investing in local food systems

  • Division Street

    Division Street

    Washington, D.C. Premiere A quest to visit the most remote place from any road in the lower 48 states is chronicled in this film. Roads have fragmented wild landscapes, ushered in the “age of urban sprawl” and challenged our bedrock sense of community. The concept of wildlife corridors, the potential for greening our highway system