The River Why - (c) Scott Green
Washington, D.C. Premiere A distinguished environmentalist, scientist, writer, communicator and thinker, David Suzuki is a household name in Canada. The acclaimed host for the past 32 years of the long-running Canadian TV program, “The Nature of Things,” Chair of the David Suzuki Foundation devoted to environmental conservation, author of 48 books and recipient of 24 honorary degrees, David Suzuki, at age 75, shows no signs of slowing down. By all measures Suzuki is extraordinary, with his unrivalled passion for science, natural history and the environment. But what drove him to become the phenomenon he is? This engrossing documentary guides us through his life and reveals the key events and people that shaped him. The occasion for the film is Suzuki’s return to the University of British Columbia to deliver his legacy lecture to a sold-out audience. A biography of ideas, the film interweaves Suzuki’s stirring and insightful address with candid interviews to create a captivating portrait. In these interviews, Suzuki shares his deeply personal reflections and stories, revealing a previously unseen side to this extraordinary person. (—Agata Smoluch Del Sorbio, Toronto International Film Festival) Directed by Sturla Gunnarsson. Produced by Janice Tufford, Sturla Gunnarsson and Yves J. Ma. Winner of the People’s Choice Documentary Award, 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.
Introduced by Flo Stone, President and Founder, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Discussion with David Suzuki and filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson follows screening. Book signing by David Suzuki concludes evening.
FREE. No reservations required.