Books et al.Environmental Film Festival

Going green on the silver screen

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Science  05 May 2017:
Vol. 356, Issue 6337, pp. 480-484
DOI: 10.1126/science.aan3786

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2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (EFFNC), an annual cultural event in Washington, D.C., that features dozens of films with Earth-friendly messages. The longest-running festival of its kind in the United States, the 2017 EFFNC could not have felt more urgent, shining a spotlight on the Standing Rock protests in North Dakota, the water crisis in California, and the geopolitical instability that has been exacerbated by climate change in areas such as Syria and Somalia, among other timely topics. Read on to see what the Science staff thought of 10 of this year's featured films