Books et al.Environmental Film Festival

Fighting for our future

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Science  06 May 2016:
Vol. 352, Issue 6286, pp. 648-653
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf9096

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In March 2016, the theaters, libraries, universities, and museums of Washington, D.C., were once again the setting for the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, an annual event (now in its 24th year) featuring more than 100 Earth-friendly films. A number of the 2016 selections sought to celebrate the centennial of the U.S. National Park Service, highlighting how parks and protected areas play a vital role in the conservation and preservation of the Earth. Other films invited viewers to examine the powerful relationship between humans and the places we call home, probed the institutions driving climate policy, and revealed the resilience of communities confronting the early effects of global warming. Read on to learn what Science staff thought of 12 of this year's featured films.