Water and Oil

SLOW SEASON (USA, 2014, 6 min.) Washington, D.C. PremiereВ A Native American fishing family in South Louisiana copes with the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill. Directed by John Fiege. Produced by Fiege Films.

WHITE EARTH (USA, 2014, 20 min.)В An oil boom has drawn thousands to North Dakotaв’s cruel winters in search of work, including three children and an immigrant mother. Their narrations weave a tale of innocence, home and the American Dream. Directed and produced by J. Christian Jensen. 2015 Oscar Nominee for Documentary Short Subject.

Introduced by Ann Korando, CEO, EarthEcho Expeditions
EARTHECHO EXPEDITIONS:В BEYOND THE DEAD ZONE (PARTS 1 & 2) (USA, 2015, 19 min.)В EarthEcho International co-founder and president Philippe Cousteau and co-host Joshua Carrera travel to South Florida to explore how human-driven development and agriculture have impacted this regionв’s unique natural ecosystems, from the Everglades to the coral reefs of Biscayne Bay. Directed by Ryan Hill. Produced by EarthEcho International.

DELTA DAWN (USA, 2014, 16 min.) Washington, D.C. PremiereВ The Colorado River hasnв’t kissed the sea in almost two decades — until the spring of 2014 when an experimental pulse of water was released into this forgotten delta. A team of river runners followed the water to witness this unprecedented restoration effort, and attempted to be the only, and potentially the last to float the Colorado River to the sea by paddle board. With unpredictable adventure as the backdrop, filmmaker Pete McBride tells the story of Western water, a challenged Colorado River and the uplifting potential for environmental restoration via collaboration, all through his repeated experiences chasing a river to the sea. В Directed and produced by Peter McBride.

Introduced by Sarah duPont,В producer
ANTHEM FOR THE AMAZON (USA, 2015 15 min.) World PremiereВ One of the most important land ecosystems for mitigating the effects of climate change, the Amazon moderates weather patterns locally and globally, carries 20 percent of the planetв’s fresh water to the ocean and harbors more than 30 percent of all species in the world. Experts believe that at the current rate of destruction, the Amazon will be consumed in 40 years. A compelling call to action, Anthem for the Amazon is a collaboration of the Amazon Aid Foundation and Rhythm of the Universe. Students, artists, and scientists from over 90 countries united to create this music video project to educate a global audience about the importance of the Amazon. Directed by Emir Cerman. Produced by Sarah duPont. An Amazon Aid Foundation and Rhythm of the Universe production.

FOR ALL THE MARBLES (USA, 2014, 13 min.) World PremiereВ Faced with the most urgent issue of our generation — climate change — a Salt Lake City carpenter decides to run for Congress. This film documents Billв’s unconventional political campaign as he rides his bike over 650 miles through the state of Utah to raise awareness of climate change. Directed by Nick Paonessa. Produced by Kip Pastor and Nick Paonessa.

Discussion with filmmaker Nick Paonessa and film subject Bill Barron follows screening.

Sunday, March 22, 12:00 noon

FREE. No reservations required.

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

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