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DC Environmental Film Festival at Brookside Gardens: Grit
April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Montgomery County GreenFest partners are proud to join the DC Environmental Film Festival to present three documentary screenings in April at Brookside Gardens. These environmentally themed films are offered as part of Earth Day educational activities and lead up to GreenFest, which is Montgomery County’s largest environmental festival. GreenFest will take place on Sunday, April 28 from 11am – 4pm at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD. For more information about GreenFest, please visit https://montgomerycountygreenfest.org/
In 2006, international drilling company Lapindo carelessly unleashed an unstoppable toxic mudflow into East Java, burying dozens of nearby villages and displacing tens of thousands of Indonesians in the process. Documentarians Cynthia Wade (Academy Award winner for Freeheld) and Sasha Friedlander focus the tragedy around 16-year-old Dian, a survivor who is routinely ignored by her government, despite the unforgiving sludge continuing to engulf her home for over a decade. Chronicling the teenager’s transformation from a young girl into an outspoken advocate for her community, this is a timely showcase of the urgent need for political activism, the duty to hold those in power accountable, and the perseverance of the human spirit amidst social and environmental strife.
Director: Sasha Friedlander, Cynthia Wade (United States, 2018, 80 min.)
Tuesday, April 16 / 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Free; registration required
Location: Brookside Gardens Visitor Center Auditorium
Program # 67784