To the Wonder, (c) Magnolia Pictures
Washington, D.C. Premiere Rallying the youth of the world to tackle the greatest challenge of our times, this film seeks to inspire a revolution that will change the planet and save life on Earth. A follow-up to Rob Stewart’s acclaimed Sharkwater, the documentary continues his remarkable journey, one that takes him through 15 countries over four years, and where he discovers that it's not only sharks that are in grave danger – it's humanity itself. In an effort to find the secret to saving the ecosystems we depend on for survival, Stewart embarks on a life-threatening adventure. From the coral reefs in Papua New Guinea and deforestation in Madagascar to the largest and most destructive environmental project in history in the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, he reveals that all of our actions are interconnected and that environmental degradation, species loss, ocean acidification, pollution and food/water scarcity are reducing the Earth's ability to house humans. How did this happen, and what will it take to change the course that humanity has set itself on? Directed and produced by Rob Stewart. Winner, People’s Choice Award Documentary Runner-up, 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Winner, Most Popular Environmental Film Award, Vancouver International Film Festival.
Introduced by Peter O’Brien, Executive Director and E. William Stetson III, Director of External Affairs, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital. Opening Remarks by Lisa P. Jackson, Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Discussion with filmmaker, environmental activist and star of the film, Rob Stewart follows screening. 2/28 screening only.Warner Theatre
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, Md.
(Metro: Silver Spring)
Tickets: $11.50, General Admission; $9, Seniors (65+), Students (with valid ID) and Military; $8.50, AFI Members and $7, Children (12 and under). Tickets may be purchased at the box office (opens 30 min. before the film) or online.