Washington D.C. Premiere


‘TIL THE RIVER RUNS CLEAR (USA, 2007, 30 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere Launched 40 years ago by folk singer Pete Seeger to draw attention to the pollution of the Hudson River, the Clearwater is a traditional wooden sloop that has traveled the waterways offering improvised music festivals to fund environmental education programs. Incorporating interviews with Seeger and his family, environmental experts and activists as well as live concert scenes featuring some of America’s greatest musicians, this documentary shows how the Clearwater helped to bring about a remarkable grassroots transformation of the Hudson over the last four decades. Called “America’s environmental flagship,” the ship that introduced generations of children to environmental concerns still sails today, serving as a moveable classroom, laboratory and stage. Produced by Kunhardt Productions.

Introduced by Roger D. Stone, President, Sustainable Development Institute and Director of its Atlantic CoastWatch program. Discussion follows with Hedrick Belin, President, the Potomac Conservancy, and Robert Boone, President, Anacostia Watershed Society, about drawing public attention to the troubled state of our local rivers.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE, no reservations needed

Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives

Lecture Hall 102, 1201 17th St., NW

(METRO: Farragut North)

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Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital