PROJECT: ICE – Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

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Embassy of Canada

501 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20001

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Nearly half of the Canada-US border is water. On March 17 join the Embassy of Canada for a film screening and art gallery exhibit that explores two of our shared waterways, the Great Lakes and St Lawrence Seaway.

Screening of the film - PROJECT: ICE

Formed by ice, filled by ice, often covered by ice, the Great Lakes encapsulate human exploration, migration, development and where we’re headed. PROJECT: ICE views North America’s fresh water inland ocean through the prism of ice, from the crossroads of history, science and climate change.

North America’s five Great Lakes contain a staggering twenty percent of all the fresh water on the planet. Lake Superior by itself holds ten percent of Earth’s fresh water.

Our 4K digital cinema cameras explore this shared Canadian-American resource that holds a timely and telling story of geology, human movement, population growth, industrialization, cultural development, recreation and the profound impact people have had on the very environment they cherish and depend upon.

Ice sits at the heart of it all.

Exhibit – SEEWAY

Alongside the screening of Project: Ice, the Embassy of Canada is pleased to announce that it will host “SEEWAY”, an exhibit from celebrated contemporary Canadian artist, Wanda Koop. In 2010, Koop joined the crew of the Canadian Steamship Line ocean freighter, Birchglen, as it travelled down the St. Lawrence Seaway. This journey resulted in Koop capturing the three-dimensional world of the Seaway and transcribing it into luminous collection of photos and painted works. The Embassy will host 16 pieces from the “SEEWAY” exhibit until September 2015.

Koop image

Hailing from Winnipeg, Wanda Koop’s career has spanned four decades and includes more than 50 major solo exhibitions. While the National Gallery of Canada holds a major collection of her work, other private and museum collections include the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, the Reykjavik Museum in Iceland, the Shanghai Museum of Modern Art in China, the Caldic Collection in the Netherlands, as well as the Bank of Montreal, and the Royal Bank of Canada.

Reservations required. Full names are required for all attendees and valid government-issued photo ID must be shown. Embassy Theatre space is strictly limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to show time.