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2014 Films



Washington D.C. Premiere
A2-B-C

Selections from the 2013 United Nations Association Traveling Film Festival

Shown with THE BONOBO CONNECTION

Eighteen months after the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima, the children there are suffering from severe nosebleeds and are developing skin rashes and thyroid cysts...

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MARCH
26
7:00 PM
Directed by: Ian Thomas Ash
Venue: Georgetown University


Washington D.C. Premiere Family Friendly
AFRICA: KALAHARI

Winners from the 2013 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

Nature’s ingenuity is fully revealed by the animals seen living in Africa’s extreme southwestern deserts...

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MARCH
30
12 NOON
Directed by: Hugh Pearson for the BBC Natural History Unit, Discovery, BBC Worldwide, France TV & CCTV
Venue: National Museum of Natural History


Washington D.C. Premiere
AFTER WINTER, SPRING
In an era of rapid growth of mega-farms, the encroachment of suburbia, new European Union rules and reductions of agricultural subsidies, farmers in France are forced to confront challenges that threaten the very existence of their small farms... Continue Reading
MARCH
30
5:45 PM
Directed by: Judith Lit
Presented with: Alliance Française
Venue: AFI Silver Theatre


AMERICAN MEAT

Chipotle Food and Agriculture Film Series

Will the local food movement be able to feed us all? Take a look at the current state of the meat industry in the United States...

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MARCH
25
7:00 PM
Directed by: Graham Meriwether
Venue: E Street Cinema


An Evening With Chris Palmer

An Evening With Chris Palmer, Founder and Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, American University

Can Comedy Encourage Conservation? Continue Reading
MARCH
25
7:00 PM
Venue: American University


Washington D.C. Premiere
ANGEL AZUL
Join Jason deCaires Taylor’s artistic journey as he creates hauntingly beautiful underwater life-like statues cast from live models that then become the basis of man-made coral reef... Continue Reading
MARCH
20
6:45 PM
Directed by: Marcelina Cravat
Venue: Mexican Cultural Institute, Embassy of Mexico


Washington D.C. Premiere
ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE

Living in the Anthropocene: The Age of Humans

Shown with ARBORACEOUS

To create this film, photographer Anthony Powell spent ten years, including nine winters clocking the continent on camera...

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MARCH
23
2:00 PM
Directed by: Anthony Powell
Presented with: the Embassy of New Zealand
Venue: National Museum of Natural History


U.S. Premiere
ARBORACEOUS

Living in the Anthropocene: The Age of Humans

Shown with ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE

The film shows how our connections—to nature and to each other—are the key to sustainability...

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MARCH
23
2:00 PM
Directed by: Natasha Bishop
Presented with: the Embassy of New Zealand
Venue: National Museum of Natural History


As I Went Walking
Four films interpret the unique pleasures and chance opportunities that solitary treks can bring... Continue Reading
MARCH
22
2:00 PM
Venue: National Gallery of Art


U.S. Premiere
ATOMIC AFRICA: CLEAN ENERGY'S DIRTY SECRETS
An investigation into the nuclear industry and its actions in Africa, the film examines Africa’s power needs and the consequences of using nuclear energy... Continue Reading
MARCH
27
4:00 PM
Directed by: Marcel Kolvenbach
Venue: University of the District of Columbia


Washington D.C. Premiere
ATTENBOROUGH: 60 YEARS IN THE WILD, OUR FRAGILE PLANET

Winners from the 2013 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

Sir David Attenborough has witnessed an unparalleled period of change in our planet’s history. Now he looks back over the past 60 years in a very personal film in which he reflects on the dramatic impact that we have had on the natural world during his lifetime...

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MARCH
30
4:00 PM
Directed by: Susie Painter, BBC Natural History Unit
Venue: National Museum of Natural History


Washington D.C. Premiere
BACKYARD

Shown with A BOOM WITH NO BOUNDARIES

Energy companies pursue increasingly difficult methods of fossil fuel extraction at increasing costs to the people and the environment...

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MARCH
27
6:30 PM
Directed by: Deia Schlosberg
Venue: Center for American Progress


World Premiere Family Friendly
BACKYARD BUGS
Join host and wildlife educator Sean Roach on an incredible backyard adventure where you’ll discover some of the amazing bugs that exist right outside your door... Continue Reading
MARCH
22
1:00 PM
Directed by: Oktay Ortabasi
Venue: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, The


Washington D.C. Premiere
BAREFOOT ARTIST, THE
Lily Yeh is a global artist who is fueled by a belief that art is a human right and that artists can create a foundation for profound social change... Continue Reading
MARCH
24
7:00 PM
Directed by: Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub
Venue: National Museum of Women in the Arts


BATTLE FOR BATS: SURVIVING WHITE NOSE SYNDROME

Shown with THE RACE TO SAVE PENNSYLVANIA’S BATS

An emergent disease of hibernating bats that is spreading at an alarming rate, white-nose syndrome (WNS) has already killed millions of these winged creatures...

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MARCH
27
7:00 PM
Directed by: David McGowan
Venue: U.S. Department of the Interior


BERLIN: SYMPHONY OF A GREAT CITY

City Silents

Shown as part of Our Cities, Our Planet

Experience one day in 1920s Berlin. Using visual impressions in a semi-documentary style, this “city symphony" silent film portrays Berlin in the early part of the 20th Century...

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MARCH
22
5:30 PM
Directed by:
Venue: AFI Silver Theatre


Washington D.C. Premiere
BEYOND BEAUTY: TAIWAN FROM ABOVE

Living in the Anthropocene: The Age of Humans

The screening date is a correction from the printed program. 

Documenting Taiwan from an aerial perspective, this Taiwanese box office sensation offers a glimpse of its natural beauty and the deleterious effect of human activities and urbanization on its environment...

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MARCH
22
2:00 PM
Directed by: Chi Po-Lin
Venue: Freer Gallery of Art


Washington D.C. Premiere
BEYOND THE EDGE 3D
Follow Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary on their monumental and historic first ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 through interviews, photography and original and staged film footage... Continue Reading
MARCH
22
7:30 PM
Directed by: Leanne Pooley
Venue: AFI Silver Theatre


BLACK OUT

Shown as part of Our Cities, Our Planet

Every day during exam season, as the sun sets over Conakry, Guinea, hundreds of school children begin a nightly pilgrimage to the airport, gas stations and the wealthy parts of the city, searching for light to enable them to study...

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MARCH
23
2:00 PM
Directed by: Eva Weber
Venue: Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library


Washington D.C. Premiere
BLOOD GLACIER (BLUTGLETSCHER)
The crew at a climate-research center high in the German Alps discovers a mysterious red liquid on a nearby retreating glacier that seems to be turning local wildlife into predatory monstrosities... Continue Reading
MARCH
22
10:00 PM
Directed by: Marvin Kren
Venue: AFI Silver Theatre


Washington D.C. Premiere
BONOBO CONNECTION, THE

Selections from the 2013 United Nations Association Traveling Film Festival

Shown with A2-B-C

Along with the chimpanzee, the bonobo ape is the closest human relative. This rare and intelligent species, which can only be found in one country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, in central Africa, could be the first of the great apes to go extinct...

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MARCH
26
7:00 PM
Directed by: Irene Magafan
Venue: Georgetown University


BOOM WITH NO BOUNDARIES, A

Shown with BACKYARD

The Bakken oil boom in North Dakota has brought much-needed jobs and economic development to the region. But the fast pace of the drilling has caused many problems...

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MARCH
27
6:30 PM
Venue: Center for American Progress


BREATHING EARTH: SUSUMU SHINGU'S DREAM
Japanese artist Susumu Shingu converses with nature through his sculptures. His lifelong dialogue with wind and water has given the world uniquely beautiful works of fluid, unpredictable and ever-changing movement... Continue Reading
MARCH
22
4:30 PM
Directed by: Thomas Riedelsheimer
Venue: National Gallery of Art

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