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Environmental Film Festival latest news:
CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS 3D (90 min.)
When: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23rd
Where: AMC Loews Georgetown 14 (3111 K St., NW)
Metrobuses: 31, 32, 38B, Circulator, parking garage attached to theater on K Street
Cave of Forgotten Dreams, a breathtaking 3D documentary from the incomparable Werner Herzog (Encounters at the End of the World, Grizzly Man) follows an exclusive expedition into the nearly inaccessible Chauvet Cave in France, home to the most ancient visual art known to have been created by man. Cave of Forgotten Dreams is an unforgettable cinematic experience that provides a unique glimpse of pristine artwork dating back to human hands over 30,000 years ago -- almost twice as old as any previous discovery.
Transcending Boundaries: Perspectives from the Central Albertine Rift Transfrontier Protected Area Network premieres today at noon at the Festival and simultaneously online. WATCH THE FILM.
World Premiere The second episode in the Transcending Boundaries series takes us to the Central Albertine Rift in the Great Lakes region of East Africa between the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. The film explores geographic, socio-political and ecological issues with a diverse range of stakeholders who are critical to conservation within this biodiversity hotspot. It also discusses the impact of insecurity in the region and the ongoing collaboration for trans-boundary environmental conservation. Directed and produced by Cory Wilson and Elaine Hsiao. Co-produced by Todd Walters and Saleem Ali.
Please note Growing Change on 3/14 is canceled due to the death of Hugo Chávez. We apologize for any inconvenience.
BATTLE FOR THE ELEPHANTS (USA, 2013, 60 min.)
When: Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M Street, NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Farragut North and Farragut West
How: $11 - Buy Tickets
Discussion with director John Heminway, executive producer John Bredar and journalist Bryan Christy follows screening.
Every year at least 25,000 elephants are killed by poachers for their tusks to feed the hunger of ivory collectors and the market for religious objects. The slaughter is massive and accelerating. The very existence of these magnificent beasts is at risk. Watch the premiere screening of the ultimate animal story, Battle for the Elephants, from National Geographic Channel. Hear the urgent story of the fight to save the earth’s most charismatic land animal. Go undercover to meet the secret criminal network behind this deadly trade. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers and elephant experts.
The Environmental Film Festival full schedule has been announced. The 21st annual Festival starts March 12, presenting 190 films, including 110 Washington, D.C., U.S. and world premieres, at 75 partnering venues across our nation's capital.
Click here to view full film schedule online or here to download a PDF of full printed program (6.8 MB). Check the Web site for updates and changes to the information in the program and for late film additions.