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How to Let Go of the World - Closing Night Event!

Winner of Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy!

Join us at the Carnegie Institution, as we close the 24th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital with the Washington, DC premiere of How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change). Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox will receive the Festival’s Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy.

After making his name as an inexhaustible anti-fracking advocate, Josh Fox (Gaslandexpands his reporting to a global scale, tracking responses to climate change across six continents. Filtering these issues through his own memories and impressions, Fox seeks answers to the underlying questions posed by global warming: what’s already beyond saving, and what’s so fundamental to human society that no calamity can take it away? His interviewees – from U.S. policy experts to indigenous activists in Ecuador to a Samoan council of elders – respond in ways that move and surprise him. 


Directed by Josh Fox. Produced by Deia Schlosberg. Edited by Annukka Lilja and Greg King.


* Awards presentation precedes screening. Discussion with filmmaker Josh Fox and film subjects and activists Tim DeChristopher and Aria Doe will follow screening.