ROCK THE BOAT – SAVING AMERICA’S WILDEST RIVER

2013 Films

Washington D.C. Premiere

ROCK THE BOAT – SAVING AMERICA’S WILDEST RIVER

Courtesy of Rock the Boat

MARCH
17
12:30 PM

Directed by: Thea Lucia Mercouffer

Venue: National Museum of American History
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MARCH
22
6:30 PM

Venue: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
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ROCK THE BOAT (USA, 2011, 54 min.) 

Urban Rivers and shown as part of the Rivers Program

Presented in conjunction the exhibition, “Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement,” at the Anacostia Community Museum 

Introduced by Jeffrey Stine, Chair, Division of Medicine and Science, National Museum of American History (3/17), and Tony Thomas, Education Program Coordinator, Anacostia Community Museum (3/22). 

How do we transform our city landscapes to actually benefit the environment? How do we manage our natural resources to create livable, sustainable cities? This film explores these questions as it follows a controversial kayaking expedition down the cemented-in Los Angeles River, an act of civil disobedience led by satirical writer George Wolfe, whose goal was to have EPA declare the river navigable so that it could gain protection under the Clean Water Act. This simple boating trip down the LA River becomes a political movement, which leads to changes in federal policy and opens up public access to the long-neglected waterway. Directed by Thea Mercouffer. Producer: Heather Louise Parker.

Discussion with filmmaker Thea Mercouffer and writer George Wolfe follows the screening (3/17). 

Discussion with Steve Michelson, President, The Video Project (3/22).

The March 17 screening is part of the Urban Rivers Program, shown with The Anacostia River.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

Sunday, March 17, 2013

12:30 pm

National Museum of American History

Warner Bros. Theater

(Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian)

14th St. & Constitutional Ave., NW

FREE. No reservations required. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

6:30 pm

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

1901 Fort Place, SE

(Metro: Anacostia)

FREE. No reservations required.

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