Greenpeace Postcards from Climate Change: Student Film Contest

Part of the Student Short Environmental Film Festival Program

WINNER: THE BALLAD OF HOLLAND ISLAND HOUSE (USA, 2015, 4 min.)В World PremiereВ The true story of the last house on a ChesapeakeВ Bay island slowly sinking into the rising seas comes toВ life through fluidly transforming animated clay-on-glassВ paintings. The house sings of its life and the creatures itВ has sheltered, and contemplates time and environmentalВ change.В Directed by Lynn Tomlinson.

FINALISTS:

THE 73 MILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY (USA, 2015, 5 min.) World PremiereВ Pollution from fossil fuel emissions may beВ killing a $73 million dollar industry. The West coastВ oyster industry provides more than 3,000 jobs and has aВ total annual economic impact of over $207 million, butВ because of ocean acidification it almost ended. Now withВ expensive equipment to monitor sea water pH the oysterВ industry is back on its feet, but it is a temporary solutionВ and an indication of a larger issue about the health of ourВ oceans. Directed by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone.

PROVO HAZEВ (USA, 2015, 5 min.)В World PremiereВ Jesse and his brother James set out on a series of hikesВ into the Provo mountains to document the haze thatВ plagues their town every winter. Through an elevatedВ vantage point and time-lapse photography, they captureВ new and shocking images that help shed light on theВ status of the air we breathe. Directed by Jesse Myrick.

Discussion follows screening with student filmmakers, hosted by Chris Palmer, Director, and Sandy Cannon-Brown, Associate Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, School of Communication, American University.

FREE. No reservations required.

American University, School of Communication, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, Doyle/Forman Theater, 201 McKinley Building, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW (Metro: Tenleytown-AU, Shuttle bus service to AU)

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Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital