Can Religion Save the Environment?

Presented as part of the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting Series

CHINA: SEARCHING FORВ SACRED MOUNTAIN (USA, 2014, 20 min.) Washington, D.C. PremiereВ An unlikely partnership between religion and government may hold the answer to Chinaв’s environmental crisis. Government officials declare their commitment to an “ecological civilization” that draws on Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and other Chinese cultural traditions suppressed under Communism. Directed by Gary Marcuse and Shi Lihong. Produced by Jon Sawyer.

FIGHT FOR ARENG VALLEY (Cambodia, 2014, 7 min.)В This film looks into a remote valley in Cambodia, where a group of young monks join the Chong people in a fight to protect their forests, livelihood and heritage from the looming construction of a hydroelectric dam. A part of the Pulitzer Center-supported project of the same title.В Directed by Kalyanee Mam. Produced by Allison Hoffman and Ken Pelletier. A New York Times Op Doc.

Introduced by Jon Sawyer, Director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Discussion with filmmakers Kalyanee Mam and Gary Marcuse, and Evan Osnos, winner of the 2014 National Book Award for “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China,” follows screening.

Tuesday, March 24, 6:00 p.m.

FREE. Reservations required:

Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium, 1530 P St., NW (Metro: Dupont Circle)

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Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital