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Watershed Environmental Film Festival
@ the Pennington Public Library
                                  

Sundays in March. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.  Limited seating on a first come first served basis.

A River Changes Course

A RIVER CHANGES COURSE

March 9 at 4 pm

Directed by Kalyanee Mam

2013, 83 minutes

Working in an intimate, verite style, filmmaker Kalyanee Mam (Director of Photography for the award Oscar-winning documentary INSIDE JOB), spent two years in her native homeland following three young Cambodians struggling to overcome the crushing effects of deforestation, overfishing, and overwhelming debt. A breathtaking and unprecedented journey from the remote, mountainous jungles and floating cities of the Cambodian countryside to the bustling garment factories of modern Phnom Penh, this film traces a remarkable and devastatingly beautiful story of a country torn between the rural present and an ominous industrial future  Click here to view trailer. Visit ariverchangescourse.com for more film information. Director Kalyanee Mam will lead a post-film Skype discussion.

 

A Thirsty WorldA THIRSTY WORLD

March 16 at 3 pm

Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

2012, 90 minutes

Today, as the world’s population increases and the impact of climate change worsens, water has become one of our planet’s most precious natural resources. Filmed in 20 countries, A Thirsty World reveals the mysterious and fascinating world of fresh water through spectacular aerial images shot in regions that are difficult to reach and rarely filmed, like Southern Sudan or Northern Congo. It allows us to discover the most beautiful landscapes on our planet, the lakes, rivers and wetlands created by water. Blending the filmmaker’s trademark aerial views of the world with the harsh, everyday reality of all the people who are deprived of water and may even die for lack of it, the film also spotlights the people engaged in the daily struggle to find water, purify it or bring it to those who need it. Post film Q&A with Quentin Kelly, CEO, WorldWater & Solar Technologies. Click here to view trailer. Visit yannarthusbertrand.org for more film information.


 

The Last OceanTHE LAST OCEAN

March 23 at 3 pm

Directed by Peter Young

2012, 88 minutes

The Ross Sea Antarctica is the most pristine stretch of ocean on Earth, but the fishing industry recently found its way there and unless stopped, the natural balance of this unique ecosystem will be lost forever. This film tells the story of the race to protect the Ross Sea from our insatiable appetite for fish, and raises the simple ethical question: do we fish the last ocean or do we protect it? Click here to view trailer. Visit thelastoceanfilm.com for more film information. Post film Q&A led by Dr. Olaf Jensen, Dept. of Marine & Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University.