Global Trends, Local Stories: New Films from India and Ethiopia

BROKEN LANDSCAPE: CONFRONTINGВ INDIAв’S WATER-ENERGY CHOKE POINT (USA, 2014, 13 min.) Washington, D.C. PremiereВ In the resource-rich Indian state of Meghalaya, unregulated coal mines poison natural systems that once sustained decent livelihoods, adequate food and potable water. Broken Landscape examines the lives of those on the front lines of Indiaв’s water-energy-food choke points.В Directed by Michael T. Miller. Produced by Sean Peoples of the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

PAVING THE WAY: ETHIOPIA’S YOUTH ON THE ROAD TO SUSTAINABILITY (USA, 2015, 12 min.) World Premiere In Central Ethiopiaв’s remote Gurage Zone, poverty and environmental degradation have held back development for generations. In Paving the Way, youth, parents, and elders are building a more sustainable future by connecting the dots between conservation, access to healthcare, and new livelihoods. The film is the final installment in our “Healthy People, Healthy Environment” trilogy exploring how communities around the world develop integrated solutions to the interconnected challenges of population, health, and environment. Directed byВ Michael T. Miller. Executive Producer, Sean Peoples.

Panel discussion, moderated by Roger-Mark De Souza Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center, follows screening. Panelits:В Ferzina Banaji,В Communications Manager, Climate and Energy Program, World Resources Institute;В Kim Lovell,В Program Director, Global Population and Environment Program, Sierra Club, and filmmakerВ Sean Peoples,В Multimedia Producer and Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program.

Tuesday, March 24, 12:00 noon

FREE. No reservations required.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Ronald Reagan Building, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Sixth Floor Auditorium, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (Metro: Federal Triangle)

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Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital