World Water Day Tribute
RIVERGLASS (Slovenia, 1977, 41 min.)
This poetic river ballet was inspired by the Soca River flowing in the Julian Alps of Slovenia. Four years in the making, the film is the result of the director’s everlasting fascination with the forces of movement in nature that contain universal principles of life. Capturing the river from a unique, as yet unseen perspective, Riverglass exposes, in the words of its director, “the magical underwater world of turquoise volumes, flying bubbles, pulsating sun membranes and dancing stones.” Directed by Andrej Zdravic.
Shown as part of the day-long World Water Day Tribute. Welcome by Peter O’Brien, Managing Director, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Opening remarks by Guest Curator Linda Lilienfeld, followed by: AGUAS CON EL AGUA; UMBRELLA; WATER FIRST; TIROL – LAND OF WATER; THE STAVE WEIR IN LUCERNE; RIVERGLASS; VILLAGE OF DUST, CITY OF WATER; and SWITCH-OFF. The World Water Day Tribute will continue with a panel discussion entitled Global Water Challenges, and the film finale FLOW: FOR THE LOVE OF WATER.
At EFF’s Tribute to World Water Day, Island Press will have books for sale from its list of titles on freshwater and ocean conservation. For more information, please visit www.islandpress.org.
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