• BEYOND POLLUTION

    BEYOND POLLUTION

    (USA, 2012, 90 min.) World Premiere A firsthand investigation of BP’s disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, this film uncovers what really happened, why it happened and who benefited from the catastrophe. The production team traveled across the gulf coast interviewing environmental experts, government authorities, fishermen, scientists, drilling engineers and key BP contractors.

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  • THE BEST OF WORST OF WILDLIFE FILMS

    AN EVENING WITH CHRIS PALMER, Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, American University Reception at 6:30 p.m. When veteran wildlife producer Chris Palmer’s book, “Shooting in the Wild: An Insider’s Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom,” was published in 2010, it sparked praise, great interest and controversy. Exposing the thrilling, yet sometimes tragic, world

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  • ARCTIC TRILOGY: AN EVENING WITH JANET BIGGS

    ARCTIC TRILOGY: AN EVENING WITH JANET BIGGS

    “ARCTIC TRILOGY”: AN EVENING WITH JANET BIGGS The video, photography and performance artist Janet Biggs discusses her work, including a recent project for which she scaled a not-quite-dormant volcano in Indonesia. She explains her attraction to remote sites and extreme filming conditions, and shows her video work, “Arctic Trilogy.” FADE TO WHITE (2012, 12 min.)

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  • ARCTIC CLIFFHANGERS

    ARCTIC CLIFFHANGERS

    ARCTIC CLIFFHANGERS (Canada, 2010, 60 min) Reception follows each screening Washington, D.C. Premiere The film is the story of the cliff-dwelling inhabitants of the North, the prolific seabirds that represent some of Canada’s most spectacular wildlife. Clambering over rugged coastal headlands and dangling into their precipitous and little-known world, an inquisitive biologist encounters an Arctic

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  • ARC OF LIGHT: A PORTRAIT OF ANNA CAMPBELL BLISS

    ARC OF LIGHT: A PORTRAIT OF ANNA CAMPBELL BLISS

    ARC OF LIGHT: A PORTRAIT OF ANNA CAMPBELL BLISS (USA, 2012, 52 min.) Washington, D.C. Premiere From the aesthetic influence of her early childhood and her groundbreaking career as a Harvard-trained architect to her emergence as a cutting-edge artist, the broad spectrum of this important artist’s life is traced in this film. Her work is

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  • ARAL: THE LOST SEA

    ARAL: THE LOST SEA

    ARAL: THE LOST SEA (Spain, 2011, 25 min.) United States Premiere Once the world’s fourth-largest inland body of water, the Aral Sea is now a notorious example of ecological calamity. Retreating over the last 50 years after the rivers that fed it were diverted for Soviet cotton irrigation projects, today it covers half of its

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