photo of a drop of water falling into a body of water

Three Movies about Water, in India, Kenya and Here

May 18, 2018
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm


  • Chalice House Main Room
Chris Graham

6:30 pm Potluck Supper, & Movie at 7 pm. Discussion afterwards with guest speaker: Trey Sherard, Anacostia River Keeper. Cosponsored by the Washington Ethical Society, Cedar Lane Environmental Justice Ministry Team, and Together Diversity Team. Text Chris Graham at 301-717-4204, or write to Linda Silversmith at with questions. Please bring a vegetarian or vegan dish for 7 to share or make a small donation!

Featuring three short films...

"Broken Landscape"

Directed by Michael T. Miller. Produced by Sean Peoples of the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center. 13 mins
Confronting India’s water-energy Choke Point in the resource-rich Indian state of Meghalaya, unregulated coal mines poison natural systems that once sustained decent livelihoods, adequate food and potable water. Broken Landscape examines the lives of those on the front lines of India’s water-energy-food choke points.

"Carbon for Water"

by Evan Abramson and Carmen Elsa Lopez, 2011, 21 mins
Women and girls, who bear the responsibility for finding water and fuel, often miss school or work while seeking both fuel and water. Some even encounter sexual violence. Yet waterborne illness remains a daily--and life-threatening--reality for them and their families. Carbon For Water introduces audiences to the inspiring people who face these hardships, and explores one company's innovative solution for improving the health of millions of Kenyans and the environment in which they live.

"The Anacostia River, Making Connections"

Directed by Liz Norton, Produced by Stone Soup Films, 2014, 15 mins
For decades, heavy industrial pollution has infiltrated the waters of the Anacostia River, which cuts right through the heart of Washington, D.C. A broad coalition of city and federal officials, nonprofits and corporations are working hard to reverse those effects. This film takes a hard look at the issues, the progress thus far and the stakes involved in making the river fishable and swimmable for future generations.