Every year, more than 17,000 people eat fish from the polluted Anacostia River in Washington D.C. Decades of pollution have resulted in a buildup of toxins that sicken the fish population and have restricted the recommended consumption for catfish, carp and eel to zero. Efforts are underway to return the river to a more natural state and the fishermen themselves are key to addressing the problem. Produced by Colby Waller.

Fishing the Anacostia

2014 US 12 min
Festival Year: 2014
Types: Documentary, Short
Topic: Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Freshwater & Oceans, Local