The Anacostia River: Making Connections

For decades, heavy industrial pollution has infiltrated the waters of the Anacostia River, which cuts right through the heart of Washington, D.C. A broad coalition of city and federal officials, nonprofits and corporations are working hard to reverse those effects. This issue is seen by many as one of environmental justice as the river not only divides the city geographically but socioeconomically and culturally as well. This film takes a hard look at the issues, the progress thus far and the stakes involved in making the river fishable and swimmable for future generations. Directed by Liz Norton. Produced by Stone Soup Films with support by the Summit Fund of Washington.

March 18th Screening:В Part of theВ Riversmart DC: Clean Water and Sustainable Communities Program

Introduced by filmmakerВ Liz Norton

FREE. No reservations required.

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

Thanks to Booz Allen Hamilton for their sponsorship of this program.

March 22nd Screening: Part of theВ Women and Water: A World Water Day Celebration/Local Issues ProgramВ 

Program introduced by Stephanie Flack, Executive Director, Environmental Film Festival in the Nationв’s Capital and discussion follows with filmmakers and subjects of the films.

Followed by reception from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.

No reservations required. Tickets to the World Water Day program are $5 general; $4 members, seniors, and students.

Please note that this ticket price is for the film program and reception only and does not include admission to the museumв’s galleries.

National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave., NW (Metro: Metro Center)

Thanks to the Bernstein Family Foundation for their support of this two-part program and reception.

March 28th Screening:В Part ofВ Montgomery County GreenFest Program

Panel discussion moderated by Bryan King, AssociateВ Director, District Department of the Environment, Fisheries and Wildlife Division. Panelists: David Smith, Executive Director, The Pearl Coalition and Former Anacostia RiverKeeper;В Julie Lawson, Director and Cofounder, Trash Free Maryland; and Emily Wathen, Susanne Coates, and Joe Hage, filmmakers and subject of Towpath Joe;В El’Jay Johnson, Poet and film subject of TheВ Anacostia River: Making Connections.

Shown with Towpath Joe.

FREE. Reservations encouraged: anacostiariverandtowpathjoe.bpt.me.В SeatingВ is provided on a first-come first serve basis.

Montgomery College (Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus), Cultural Arts Center, 1st Floor Theater, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Md.

The City of Takoma Park will be providing a shuttle van marked “Montgomery County GreenFest” from the Takoma metro every 15-20 minutes; the venue is also a 15-20 minute walk from either the Takoma Park or Silver Spring metro.

Presented with the inaugural Montgomery County GreenFest, a free event for all ages to enjoy while learning about going green. To learn more visitВ www.montgomerycountygreenfest.org.

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