Environmental Film Festival Comes to the Wilson Center
Documentaries Showcase Cuba's Green Movement, Olympic Preparations in Beijing
The 2006 DC Environmental Film Festival, running March 16-26, presents 100 documentary, feature, animated, archival experimental, and children's films from around the world. The annual showcase selects films that provide fresh perspectives on environmental issues affecting the planet. Among the 50 local, national, and international organizations that collaborated on the Festival, the Wilson Center will host two screenings: The Green Revolution in Cuba and The Concrete Revolution.
On Friday, March 17, Canadian scientist, environmentalist, and author David Suzuki will premiere The Green Revolution in Cuba, a new episode of his Canadian Broadcasting Corporation series, "The Nature of Things with David Suzuki." Former World Wildlife Fund President and CEO Kathryn Fuller will lead a discussion with Suzuki following the film.
The Concrete Revolution, about Beijing's large-scale construction projects in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics, will be screened at the Wilson Center on Wednesday, March 22. Speakers Paul Eckert, an Asia correspondent for Reuters, and China Environment Forum Coordinator Jennifer Turner will lead a discussion following the film.
For a complete film schedule, visit the Festival website or call 202-342-2564 for a film brochure.