The 2006 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital


Coming up soon (how did March get to be here so quickly?) is the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C. Running 16th through 26th of March, it will "present 100 documentary, feature, animated, archival, experimental and children's films selected to provide fresh perspectives on environmental issues facing our globe." In its 14th year the festival, this year's hundred flicks will span 23 countries, 46 filmakers and 45 "premieres" or so says the press release, anyhow. Learn about Chinese cultivation of organic tea, Cuba's Green Revolution, destruction of Afghani Buddha statues, protection of the Amazon rainforest and a world first viewing of "Buyer, Be Fair: The Promise of Product Certification" exploring ways to make free trade fair. "Films are screened at nearly 40 venues throughout the city, including museums, embassies, libraries, universities and local theaters. Most screenings are free to the public and include discussion with filmmakers or scientists." Tip thanks to Lara G., who has also offered to be our TH reporter-the-field. It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it. ::Environmental Film Festival