Stories from a Transforming World

Stories from a Transforming World is a three-part film series on the Age of Man, co-presented by the National Museum of Natural History and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.




When the future arrives to Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, one of the most secluded places on the planet, the destiny of this ancient salt flat is unearthed and one young salt gatherer becomes the last link between the old world and the new. Directed by Mike Plunkett.

 October 13, 6:30 pm – National Museum of Natural History

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Death by Design

Consumers love – and live on – their electronic devices. But what is the cost of our digital dependency? Directed by Sue Williams.

 November 29, 6:30 pm – National Museum of Natural History



The Land Beneath Our Feet

The Land Beneath Our Feet weaves together rare archival footage from a 1926 Harvard expedition to Liberia with the journey of a young Liberian man, uprooted by war, seeking to understand how the past has shaped land conflicts in his country today. Directed by Gregg Mitman.

Followed by a discussion with the director, Gregg Mitman, and featured subject in the film, Emmanuel Urey.

 February 28, 6:30 pm – National Museum of Natural History

FREE. Registration required. Reserve tickets here.

Films showing as part of this event

Mike Plunkett, 76 mins
Sue Williams, Hilary Klotz Steinman, 74 mins