Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award

Winner – SILENT RIVER (USA, 2014, 25 min.)В Washington, D.C. PremiereВ Since the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement 20 years ago, international companies have used the Santiago River as their own “waste canal.” This documentary follows a young woman and her family as they try to save one of the most polluted rivers in Mexico.В Directed by Jason Jaacks and Steve Fisher. Produced by Steve Fisher.

SEEDING A DREAM (USA, 2014, 15 min.) Sheepscot General Store and Uncas Farm were revitalized into a thriving community food hub by ambitious young farmers. The farmers tackle challenges while bringing value to a small Maine community.В Directed and produced by Bridget Besaw.

Seeding a Dream will be introduced by filmmaker Bridget Besaw.

REACHING BLUE (Canada, 2014, 22 min.) Washington, D.C. Premiere A writer, an oyster farmer and an ocean scientist on Canadaв’s Pacific coast expose new changes found inВ the Salish Sea. With 22 cinematographers contributing imagery from deep-sea submarines, ocean research vessels and drone cameras, we catch a glimpse of a place as it has never been seen before. Reaching Blue shows that we are all connected to the ocean, and the reality of climate change is already having an impact. Directed by Ian Hinkle. Produced by Ian Hinkle and Andy Robertson.

Reaching Blue will be introduced by filmmaker Andy Robertson.

Discussion with filmmakers Steve Fisher and Jason Jaacks follows screenings.

Thursday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: Starting at $15, available at: events.nationalgeographic.com/films/2015/03/19/eric-moe-film- award-2015/

National Geographic Society, Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St., NW (Metro: Farragut North)

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Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital