DC Environmental Film Festival, March 18th - March 30th
The DC Environmental Film Festival starts tomorrow and runs til March 30th. There are a couple hundred films, showing throughout the city at a variety of venues. I am impressed that one set of short films will be making the rounds of various DC Library branches.
Some films stand out for me.
- Gringo Trails, Wednesday March 19th, on the impact of the tourism industry on the environment ("Gringo Trails: Is tourism destroying the world?," CNN).
- Human Scale, Wednesday March 19th, on high-quality urbanism, featuring Jan Gehl.
- Sand Wars, Thursday March 20th, the use of sand as a building material, beach mining, etc.
- Rebalancing, Friday March 21st, on bike sharing in DC.
- My Brooklyn, Friday March 21st, gentrification and neighborhood change.
- Fishing the Anacostia, Friday March 21st.
- Tiny: A Story About Living Small, Friday March 21st. Small house living.
- Spat: Bringing Oysters Back to the Chesapeake Bay, Saturday March 22nd.
- Shored Up, Saturday March 22nd. Superstorm Sandy, storm impact on NJ and North Carolina.
- Ocean Frontiers II, Saturday March 22nd. Planning for multiple uses of the sea in New England.
- Slums: Cities of Tomorrow, Saturday March 22nd.
- Berlin: Symphony of a Great City, Saturday March 22nd. Berlin in the 1920s.
- Power to the Pedals, Sunday March 23rd. Cargo bike use.
- Extreme Realities, Sunday March 23rd. Extreme weather.
- Helsinki Music Centre: Prelude, Tuesday March 25th. Constructing the facility and the controversies involving the project.
- Tokyo's Belly, Tuesday March 25th. Feeding and servicing the city.
- Venice Syndrome, Tuesday March 25th. Impact of Tourism on the City.
- Ecotopia: Eco Cities, Wednesday March 26th. Hamburg and Shanghai.
- The Legacy of Jane Jacobs, Wednesday March 26th.
- Growing Cities, Wednesday March 26th. Urban agriculture.
- Food Savers, Wednesday March 26th. Reducing food waste.
- The City, Thursday March 27th. 1939, Lewis Mumford, suburbanized cities.
- Lithium Revolution, Thursday March 27th. Lithium batteries as the necessary element of electric-based mobility.
- Naturopolis: New York City, the Green Revolution, Saturday March 29th. Integrating nature and wildlife in the city.
- Edward Hopper and the Blank Canvas, Saturday March 29th. Hopper did a lot of city-focused painting...
- Brooklyn Farmer, Sunday March 30th. Urban agriculture.
- Reviving the Freedom Mill, Sunday March 30th. Bringing a grist mill back to life.
- Calle Lopez, Sunday March 30th. A street in Mexico City.