For decades, heavy industrial pollution has infiltrated the waters of the Anacostia River, which cuts right through the heart of Washington, D.C. A broad coalition of city and federal officials, nonprofits and corporations are working hard to reverse those effects. This issue is seen by many as one of environmental justice as the river not only divides the city geographically but socioeconomically and culturally as well. This film takes a hard look at the issues, the progress thus far and the stakes involved in making the river fishable and swimmable for future generations.

 Directed by Liz Norton. Produced by Stone Soup Films with support by the Summit Fund of Washington.

 

The Anacostia River: Making Connections

2014 US 11mins
Festival Year: 2015
Types: Documentary, Short, Watch Now
Topic: Freshwater & Oceans, Local, Sustainable Living

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