Presented with the inaugural Montgomery County GreenFest, a free event for all ages to enjoy while learning about going green.
THE ANACOSTIA RIVER: MAKING CONNECTIONS (USA, 2014, 11 min.)
For decades, heavy industrial pollution has infiltrated the waters of the Anacostia River, which cuts right through the heart of Washington, D.C. A broad coalition of city and federal officials, nonprofits and corporations are working hard to reverse those effects. This issue is seen by many as one of environmental justice as the river not only divides the city geographically but socioeconomically and culturally as well. This film takes a hard look at the issues, the progress thus far and the stakes involved in making the river fishable and swimmable for future generations. Directed by Liz Norton. Produced by Stone Soup Films with support by the Summit Fund of Washington.
TOWPATH JOE (USA, 2014, 8 min.) World Premiere
Musician, naturalist and Potomac River advocate Joe Hage moves to a small island "inside the beltway" of Washington, D.C. A nascent island caretaker, Joe rediscovers himself as a diplomat for the river. Directed by Emily Wathen and Susanne Coates. Produced by Emily Wathen.
Panel discussion with Dennis Chestnut, Executive Director, Groundwork Anacostia River DC; David Smith, Executive Director, The Pearl Coalition and Former Anacostia RiverKeeper; Julie Lawson, Director and Cofounder, Trash Free Maryland; and Emily Wathen, Susanne Coates, and Joe Hage, filmmakers and film subject of Towpath Joe, follows screening.
FREE. Reservations encouraged. Seating is provided on a first-come first serve basis.
Montgomery College (Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus), Cultural Arts Center, 1st Floor Theater, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Md.
The City of Takoma Park will be providing a shuttle van marked "Montgomery County GreenFest" from the Takoma metro every 15-20 minutes; the venue is also a 15-20 minute walk from either the Takoma Park or Silver Spring metro.
Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center (View)
7995 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|