Tuesday, March 18, 2014

EFF: Fishing the Anacostia

Every year, the DC Environmental Film Festival offers hundreds of insightful and compelling films from around the world. Films are showing from March 18-30, and many are free. On the Natural Capital, we're highlighting a few with DC connections.

March 21, 6:30 PM at The Anacostia Community Museum; free.

"Every year, more than 17,000 people eat fish from the polluted Anacostia River in Washington D.C. Decades of pollution have resulted in a buildup of toxins that sicken the fish population and have restricted the recommended consumption for catfish, carp and eel to zero. Efforts are underway to return the river to a more natural state and the fishermen themselves are key to addressing the problem."

Discussion with filmmaker Colby Waller follows screening.

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