Your Environmental Film Watch List

by Dara Klatt

Environmental Film Festival selections focus on the illegal shark fin industry, human planetary domination and other important concerns. 

When Lambs Become Lions: A rare and visually arresting look through the perspectives and motives of the people at the epicenter of the ivory trade and elephant conservation divide.

A Modern Shepherdess: A Parisian graphic-designer reinvents herself by raising sheep in the meadows, inviting us to question our own desire to lead a life in keeping with who we really are.

Sharkwater Extinction: An action-packed journey following late filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it.

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch: At the intersection of art and science, this film offers a worldwide tour of human planetary domination.

Maj Doris: Follow the legendary 74-year-old Maj Doris Rimpi, a sought-after artist, painter and actress, as she battles winter while living alone above the Artic Circle.

Environmental Film Festival Benefit 

Photo by Naku Mayo

Leading the Coverage: Austrian Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner hosted the Environmental Film Festival’s annual benefit at his embassy prior to the presentation of over 100 films to more than 20,000 viewers at the end of March. Juliet Eilperin, senior national affairs correspondent for The Washington Post, was chosen for its inaugural “Excellence in Journalism” award. Eilperin, a 20-year veteran on the Post’s national desk, spent nine of them reporting on climate change, oceans and air quality.

This article appeared in the April 2019 issue of Washington Life magazine. 

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