Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A week for watching the woes and determined saviors of the only world we have

From the organizers of Washington's DC's enduring - and quite wonderful - annual Environmental Film Festival:                                                                        

                                         Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman
Thanks to The Reva and David Logan Foundation for its support of this evening. 
From the Montana Rockies to the Kansas wheat fields and the Gulf of Mexico, families who work the land and sea are crossing political divides to find unexpected ways to protect the natural resources vital to their livelihoods. Based on Miriam Horn’s book and narrated by Tom Brokaw, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman is the next chapter of conservation heroism, deep in America’s heartland.
A Discovery Documentary Film. Directed by Susan Froemke & John Hoffman. Co-directed by Beth Aala. (Saturday at 4 at the Carnegie Institution of Science on 16th St. NW)
For more than 20 years, the Environmental Film Festival has played a critical role in bringing together filmmakers, policymakers, scientists, educators, and citizens committed to the future of our planet.
Each March in Washington, D.C., we host America’s largest environmental film festival, presenting 150+ films to an audience of over 27,000.
By partnering with leading museums, embassies, universities and theaters, we aim to advance the public’s understanding of the environment and inspire action, through the power of film.
Founded in 1993, DCEFF is the longest-running environmental film festival in the United States. It has grown into a major collaborative, cultural event, both during the festival season and all year-round.


  1. The short environmental film about what is happening to the Napa Valley with regards to rampant deforestation (wine industry) should be in this festival. Hope so in time! Thanks for all you do, James! Leonore Wilson

  2. Cancer rates are soaring in the Napa Valley as well. Highest in the state among children. We need more studies. We need more journalists to handle this. We need our local politicians to make it a priority. Surely the use of pesticides and herbicides are affecting health. I know too many people with cancer and this includes children. The wine industry must understand there is an ugly side to all its beautiful trappings. Ignorance is not bliss.