Environmental Film Festival

Laughter, Comedy and Environmental Activism

Date: 3/17/09 7:00 pm

Venue: American University


Presentation by: Chris Palmer

An Evening with Chris Palmer, Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, American University 

Laughter, Comedy and Environmental Activism (Film Clip-Illustrated Lecture)

Environmentalists have failed to take advantage of one of the most powerful tools available: humor. As advertisers have long known, humorous messages have the power to grab viewers’ attention and engage their imagination. Humor can communicate a serious message in a compelling and upbeat way that can motivate people to change their behavior. In this entertaining presentation, Chris Palmer, American University professor, stand-up comic and award-winning film producer, uses funny film clips to show how we can most effectively use humor to promote conservation.  Chris is President of MacGillivray Freeman Films Educational Foundation and CEO of VideoTakes, Inc., an award-winning film company.


Ticket/reservation Info:

FREE, no reservations needed.

American University, Wechsler Theatre, Mary Graydon Center

4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW

(METRO: Tenleytown/AU. Shuttle bus service to AU)

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