Monday, March 13, 2006

DC Environmental Film Festival

The 14th Annual DC Environmental Film Festival is upon us. The festival begins this Thursday, March 16, and runs through Sunday, March 26. It highlights films that show the beauty of the natural world and that push for greater environmental responsibility.

Among its many other offerings, the festival offers two films of local interest:
  • The Anacostia: Restoring the People's River is about the clean-up and revitalization of DC's "other" river, including the improvement of storm drains and habitat restoration. There are two viewings: March 17 at 12 noon at the National Museum of Natural History, and March 25 at 11 am at the Anacostia Museum Center for African American History and Culture.
  • On the Edge: The Potomac River's Dyke Marsh looks at this important preserve located just outside the Beltway and threats to its well-being. One viewing: March 21 at 7 pm at the Kennedy Center.