SILENT SNOW: THE INVISIBLE POISONING OF THE WORLD

Washington D.C. Premiere

SILENT SNOW: THE INVISIBLE POISONING OF THE WORLD

(c) drs Film

Shown as part of the multi-day, multi-venue Health and the Environment Film Series

SILENT SNOW: THE INVISIBLE POISONING OF THE WORLD (Netherlands, 2010, 71 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere The Arctic plains are an eminent example of nature’s untouched beauty: an endless nothing in which only a few know how to survive. But a silent assassin is destroying the Inuit community in Greenland. Chemical residues from all over the world accumulate here invisibly, poisoning both humans and animals. By ocean currents and attached to snow, pesticides are carried northbound into Inuit land, causing illness and premature death. Silent Snow follows a young Greenlandic woman on her journey all around the world to find the causes of the contamination that is quietly poisoning her people. Directed by Jan van den Berg and Pipaluk Knudsen-Ostermann.

Introduced by Her Excellency Renée Jones-Bos, Ambassador of the Royal Netherlands and Janneke de Vries, Counselor for the Environment and Spatial Planning, Embassy of the Royal Netherlands. Discussion with filmmaker Jan van den Berg follows the screening.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. Reservations required. Please contact Maurice Smit by email at DutchFilm@aol.com or call 202-274-2730 by March 12 (email reservations preferred).

Royal Netherlands Embassy, Auditorium

4200 Linnean Ave., NW

(Metro: Van Ness/UDC)

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