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Generation On Fire
Youth activists march hundreds of miles to demand good jobs and a well-funded Civilian Climate Corps to fight the climate crisis.
Kumik and the Glacier
Meme Falchung, the oldest person in Kumik (a hillside community in northwest India), has watched through the years as the glacier above his village melts away.
Bare Existence
A behind the scenes look into the plight of the polar bear.
Lowland Kids
As climate change erases the Louisiana coast, the last two teenagers on Isle de Jean Charles fight to stay on an island that’s been their family home for generations.
80° North
A group of international artists explore the Arctic island chain of Svalbard. Set against dramatic natural backdrops, the artists share their hopes, fears, and insights on encountering an environment undergoing radical change.
Arctic Summer
A poetic meditation on Tuktoyaktuk (Tuk), an Indigenous community facing climate change in the Arctic.
Rural Runners
Climate Activist Chloe Maxim and her campaign manager, Canyon Woodward, rewrote the strategy for progressive success in rural America winning two campaigns they were expected to lose.
Matagi Mālohi: Strong Winds
The Pacific Climate Warriors, born out of the low-lying Pacific Islands, are an indigenous and youth lead movement who now have been on the front lines of climate change for decades.
Dear President Biden
Travel across the country and meet activists with stories from the frontlines to share with President Joe Biden and demand that he make good on his promises to fight climate change.

Co-presented with Grist as part of Climate Week NYC

This special Climate Week Playlist features short films from recent years of DCEFF that touch on different aspects of the climate crisis — from climate justice activism and rising sea levels to policy and affected wildlife.

These films will be available to stream for free any time during Climate Week (September 17-24). Viewers are free to exit the screening and return to finish watching the films over the course of the week.

About Us: The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital (DCEFF) has been the premier showcase of environmental films since 1993. Each March in Washington, DC, we bring the world’s largest green film festival to massive in-person audiences. Since 2020, we have focused on extending our reach beyond DC to the entire world via virtual screenings and our ever-growing Watch Now catalog. In 2023, we were extremely excited to return to venues across the DC Metro for in-person screenings and events — in addition to continuing to offer virtual programming for our audiences around the world.

A behind the scenes look into the plight of the polar bear, Bare Existence showcases the biologists on the front lines of protecting these species as they battle against the effects of climate change threatening their existence. This film presents a drastic cry for immediate attention and instills our viewer with hope, illuminating present-day efforts for a brighter future.

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    Max Lowe