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A Plastic Ocean: 2017 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.  

A discussion moderated by Kevin Finneran, Editor-in-Chief, Issues in Science and Technology, follows the screening.

Visit the film's website: http://www.plasticoceans.org/

About Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences:

Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences sponsors exhibitions, the D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous salon, theatrical readings, and other events that explore relationships among the arts and sciences. The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit institution that recognizes achievement in science by election to membership, and -- with the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Medicine -- provides science, technology, and health policy advice to the federal government and other organizations. www.cpnas.org

About the Environmental Film Festival:

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films. Through their annual festival, year-round events, and online resources, they seek to advance public understanding of the environment through the power of film.

Each March in Washington, DC, they host the largest environmental film festival in the United States, presenting more than 150 films to an audience of over 27,000. Often combined with thematic discussions and social events, their films screen at museums, embassies, libraries, universities and local theaters. Many of their screenings are free.

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. http://dceff.org/


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National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Auditorium
Washington, DC 20418

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)


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