PARKS: PROTECTING WILD - SHORTS PROGRAM
RABBIT ISLAND (USA, 2015, 6 min.)
A conservation easement ensures that an untouched island in Lake Superior will remain undeveloped; a group of young people gathers there to live in synchrony with the ecosystem. Directed by Ben Moon.
SPACE WE CLAIM (USA, 2015, 8 min.) World Premiere
Parks embody our ideals of democracy: they're for all people to use as they wish. The Space We Claim, reflects on the vital role DC's parks play in creating a sense of community and connecting people to nature. Directed and produced by Ben Dorger. Narrated by Steve Coleman.
ADAPTING FOR THE FUTURE: NATIONAL PARKS AND CLIMATE CHANGE RESISTANCE (USA, 2015, 8 min.)
The National Parks Climate Change Response program finds creative solutions to maintain the DC area's great outdoor spaces amid rapidly changing environmental conditions. Directed and produced by Benjamin Steger.
OPERATION MOFFAT (UK, 2015, 20 min.) Washington, D.C. Premiere
Gwen Moffat is Britain's first female mountain guide, and at 91 she's a wealth of wit and stories. Filmmaker Jen Randall and writer Claire Carter interview her, while attempting the extreme activities barefoot climbing, scree running, and icy dips that she once loved. Directed by Claire Carter and Jen Randall. Produced by Alex Messenger.
BEYOND THE HORIZON (Canada, 2015, 8 min.) Washington, D.C. Premiere
The story of the HMS Erebus, a 19th-century ship whose crew perished when it became icebound, is told from the perspective of the doomed sailors themselves, as well as the Parks Canada archaeologists investigating the wreck in the present day. Directed by Ryan J. Noth. Produced by Geoff Morrison, Ryan J. Noth, and Joel McConvey.
UNACCEPTABLE RISK - FIREFIGHTERS ON THE FRONT LINES OF CLIMATE CHANGE (USA, 2015, 12 min.) Washington, D.C. Premiere
Human-caused climate change is transforming Colorado's fire environment, raising temperatures, drying the underbrush, and subjecting trees to a host of diseases. For firefighters, this means facing an unprecedented level of danger on a daily basis. Directed and produced by The Story Group.
Introduced by Leslie Jones, Chief of Staff, USDA, Natural Resources and Environment.
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