About the Tour
For the first time in its 25-year history, the Environmental Film Festival is expanding beyond the nation’s capital and hitting the road for a special showcase in Boston, Massachusetts.
The two-day event, presented by Bank of America, will take place from September 28-29 at Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge. Four exceptional, environmental films – all Boston premieres – will be featured, covering a range of topics, from the science and impact of climate change, to water scarcity, and the dark side of technology.
Each screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers, scientists and experts. The On Tour showcase is a part of HUBweek, a creative festival that celebrates innovation at the intersection of art, science, and technology.
Films and Special Guests
Wednesday, September 28 2016
Women and Water
An evocative examination of the role of women in Indian society as seen through the prism of water.
* Screening preceded by The Nature of People, a documentary film produced by The Nature Conservancy focused on people adapting in changing coastal communities (11 min.).
Director, Producer: Nocem Collado
Running time: 58 mins
Antarctica: Ice and Sky
Drilling down into the Antarctic ice fields in the 1950s, Claude Lorius brought about a sweeping change in our vision of the world when he discovered the effects of climate change. At 82, he returns there one last time, looking back on six decades of research and adventure to tell a much larger story: the history of the Earth’s climate, and the fraught future that awaits us. Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) captures his journey in all its grandeur, bringing both the frozen majesty of the South Pole and the human tenacity of Lorius himself to the big screen.
Director: Luc Jacquet
Running time: 89 mins
Thursday, September 29 2016
Death By Design
Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone. But this revolution has a dark side, hidden from most consumers. In an investigation that spans the globe, filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. From the intensely secretive factories in China, to a ravaged New York community and the high tech corridors of Silicon Valley. This is a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies and the tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.
The Age of Consequences
The Age of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change, resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, extreme weather, drought, and sea-level rise function as accelerants of instability and conflict. Unchecked, these threats and risks could continue to grow in scale and frequency, with grave implications for peace and security in the 21st century.
Kendall Square Cinema
One Kendall Square, 355 Binney St, Cambridge, MA 02139
BY SUBWAY: Take the Red Line towards the Kendall/MIT stop. Upon exiting the stop you will see the Marriot Hotel. Go through the lobby of the Marriot Hotel to Broadway. With the Marriot behind you facing Broadway St., make a left and walk down Broadway until you pass over the train tracks. After crossing the train tracks stay on your right until you see Kendall Square. Walk across the Kendall Square courtyard, passing the Blue Room and UPS Store through an arch onto Binney St. Theater is to the left of the Kendall Square Garage.
BY CAR: $3.00 validated 4-hour parking available in the Kendall Square Parking Garage.
About the Festival
As the world’s premier showcase of environmental films, the goal of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital is to change the world — one film at a time. We showcase documentaries, narratives, animation, experimental shorts & MORE, that inspire action and expand our perspective on the planet. Each March in Washington, D.C., we present 150+ films to an audience of over 27,000, partnering with leading museums, embassies, universities and theaters. Founded in 1993, DCEFF is America’s largest and longest-running festival of its kind. It has grown into a major cultural event, both during the festival season and all year-round. The 25th anniversary will take place from March 14-26, 2017 in Washington, D.C.