Pre-Festival Screening for Local Students

Each year, the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital serves the local community by providing an annual, free screening for a large number of D.C. Public and Charter school students.

This year, we’re proud to present An American Ascent, on March 2nd, at DAR Constitution Hall. Following the journey of nine African Americans who climb America’s tallest mountain, Alaska’s Denali, the film’s story aims to encourage inner-city kids and people of color to get active outdoors in parks.

Elwood York, the first African American leader of wilderness programs for the U.S. Forest Service, will introduce the screening, which will include a discussion with producer George Potter.

Another screening of the film, will also take place, during the Festival:

March 19th, 2:00 pm at the National Museum of Natural History.

Watch the trailer below, then reserve your ticket here.


An American Ascent – Film Trailer from Distill Productions on Vimeo.