Exploring the Environmental Film Festival

Exploring the Environmental Film Festival

This week I explored Washington, D.C. in a new way by attending a free environmental film. I also had a great experience cooking dinner with my roommates for our RA.

 

Environmental Film Festival

The Environmental Film Festival has been going on in Washington, D.C. for 23 years! It runs for about two weeks and features over 100 films covering a wide variety of environmental topics. Most of the screenings are free to attend! I have been to one film and will see three more before the festival is over.

 

The film I went to is called Yakona: Water Rising. It was playing for free at the National Museum of the American Indian. I went to this film without even reading what it was about because I was so intrigued by the trailer. It turned out to be a film about the San Marcos River in Texas. The way they told the story is what made it special. The story was told from the perspective of the river. There was no narration, only beautiful photography and music conveyed a sense of time and emotion as we watched centuries of history take place on the banks of this river. It was really amazing!

 

My class at The Washington Center, Campaigning for a Cause, also gets involved in the Environmental Film Festival. We will be attending two films together as a class.

 

Spaghetti Dinner

My floor has a pretty awesome Alumni in Residence, so my roommates and I invited him to dinner at our apartment. We cooked spaghetti and garlic bread and our AIR brought brownies for desert. Homemade brownies, no less!

 

We had a great time eating delicious food and getting to know each other more. We are all so busy that it is a rare occasion when we’re all in the same room at the same time! It was nice to just chat about our internships and where we come from and forget about all the stuff we have to do at work and to prepare for commencement in May. It’s crazy to think that in less than two months we will be saying goodbye!

 

My roommates, my RA and I at dinner

 

I will miss this awesome group of people!

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