2022 | Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival

TWO FILMS: Exposure, and Understory: A Journey into the Tongass

Expired April 30, 2022 7:00 AM
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Wednesday, April 27 | 7:00 PM (PDT)

Two Documentaries | One Feature, One Short | Women Explorers



As the Arctic polar ice cap melts, reaching the North Pole has become increasingly dangerous. But an expedition of eleven women from the Arab World and Europe, led by British explorer Felicity Aston, is determined to succeed against all odds and advice. Award-winning filmmaker Holly Morris and an all-women crew document this daring group during one of the most chaotic polar seasons in history - in what may be the last-ever over-ice expedition to the top of the world. Feature Documentary.

Immediately following the screening, a pre-recorded conversation with filmmaker Holly Morris. Moderated by DC EFF’s director of programming, Brad Foder.

Co-presented by the DC Environmental Film Festival




Three intrepid women set sail on a 350-mile expedition through the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska, the largest temperate rainforest remaining intact on the planet. This journey tells the story of this unique and nonrenewable place, the impact clear-cut logging could have on diverse wildlife, the cultures and livelihoods of local communities, and our planet’s climate, and ponders a different conception of value. Directed by Colin Arisman, and produced and narrated by Elsa Sebastian.

Pre-recorded introduction by the film’s producer and narrator Elsa Sebastian.