World Premiere


RIVERSMART (USA, 2009, 40 min.)

World Premiere Billions of gallons of raw sewage have drained untreated in past years directly into the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers from the District of Columbia. Too much storm-water runoff from pavement and buildings overwhelms the sewer systems, causing sewage mixed with storm water to overflow in to nearby streams, creeks and rivers. RiverSmart presents the innovative, environmentally sensitive practices that the District of Columbia government is using to combat sewage overflow and to clean up our rivers. Hosted by Kojo Nnamdi and Wendy Rieger. Soundtrack by Phil Wiggins. Directed by David Eckert. Produced by the District Department of the Environment.

Discussion with Wendy Rieger, creator of NBC’s Going Green segment, and Phil Wiggins, whose Blues harmonica playing serves as the soundtrack to the film at E Street Cinema screening only. Discussion with filmmaker David Eckert, Kojo Nnamdi, host of the Kojo Nnamdi Show on NPR and representatives from the District Department of the Environment follows both screenings.  

Ticket/Reservation Info:

Monday, March 16, 2009, 7:00 pm

FREE, no reservations needed.  

E Street Cinema, 555 11th St., NW (entrance on E St. between 10th & 11th Sts.)

(METRO: Metro Center)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 5:00 pm

FREE, no reservations needed.  

University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave., NW

Building 41, Lecture A/V Room A/03

(METRO: Van Ness – UDC)

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