Local filmmaker series in the Coffeehouse begins Jan. 27

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 8 pm, we will screen the new environmental documentary “Hope in a Changing Climate,” as the first film in our new local filmmakers’ series. Produced by the Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP) in Friendship Heights, the documentary was just aired on BBC World, shown in Copenhagen during the COP15 Summit and was the subject of a recent op-ed in The New York Times.

“Hope in a Changing Climate” tells the story of how large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Ethiopia and Rwanda have rehabilitated damaged ecosystems, lifted local people out of endemic poverty and simultaneously sequestered carbon naturally. Following the film, join EEMP executive director Jonathan J. Halperin and the Politics & Prose Climate Action Project for a discussion on ecosystem restoration and the outcome of December’s COP15 summit.

This event is free and open to the public. Please note there will be no wireless internet available in the coffeehouse during the event.

The new Modern Times Coffeehouse Screening & Discussion series will offer an opportunity for local filmmakers young and old, professional and amateur, to show and share their work in a creative, supportive and engaging atmosphere. Click here for more information on the series or for information on how to submit, please contact Lance Kramer at Kramer.Lance [at] gmail.com.


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  2. I want to see this film but I also want to see the State of the Union speech.

  3. Ask and ye shall receive. We'll be flipping on the speech after the doc is over!