DC Environmental Film Festival

Beneath the Polar Sun (Carnegie Institution for Science)

Expired March 28, 2022 3:45 AM
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Co-presented with the Carnegie Institution for Science

Includes a pre-recorded panel discussion featuring Diana Kushner and Stephen Smith (Co-directors, Beneath the Polar Sun), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D, Rhode Island), and Amanda Lynch (Sloan And George Lindeman Jr. Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies, Brown University).

Diana Kushner (Co-director, Beneath the Polar Sun) has been an organic farmer since the 1990s. When not growing vegetables on her Rhode Island farm, Diana escapes into books and into the wilderness -- especially into icy realms. This is her first time directing a film. Full bio here.

Stephen Smith (Co-director, Beneath the Polar Sun) has been exploring the Far North since the late 1970s and his work has been informed and influenced by a lifetime of experiences on the frozen ocean. As a field biologist, Stephen was involved in polar wildlife research for three decades. Full bio here.

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D, Rhode Island) is fighting to reduce carbon pollution, protect our air and water, and position America as a leader in the clean energy economy. Full bio here.

Amanda Lynch is the Sloan And George Lindeman Jr. Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies, Professor of Environment and Society and Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences at Brown University. Full bio here.

Mara Webster (Moderator)  is a programmer, producer, content curator, moderator and interviewer. She is the Co-Founder and Head of Programming for In Creative Company, a year round digital talk series focusing on in depth craft driven discussions around the creative process across film, television, theater and the arts.

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    29 minutes
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    United States
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