Audiences joined us this March as we presented a record 200 insightful and compelling films from 38 countries, including 115 Washington, D.C., U.S. and world premieres, with over 100 collaborating partners. A centerpiece of this year’s theme was the Sustainable DC program, spotlighting our city’s initiative to make Washington “the greenest, healthiest and most livable city in the nation.” The program included films on the city’s Capital Bikeshare program, green roofs and Clean Rivers project.
Opening night featured several outstanding premieres. Watermark, filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and photographer Edward Burtynsky’s latest collaboration, explores our relationship with our most vital resource: water. Your Inner Fish is a scientific adventure story tracing the origins of the human body with evolutionary biologist Neil Shubin. Efforts to control a different kind of fish, the invasive Asian Carp, are highlighted in Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale.
This year’s Festival also presented films in collaboration with the Smithsonian-wide initiative, “Living in the Anthropocene: The Age of Humans,” examining the tangible impact of people on the planet’s ecosystems. The Last Call considers whether earth can continue to support life without permanently depleting its resources. Extreme Realities, a world premiere, explores the links between human-induced climate change, extreme weather and national security.
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