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National Archives Celebrates the Environmental Film Festival March 22
Press Release · Monday, March 19, 2018

Washington, DC

On Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m., the National Archives celebrates the 2018 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital with a special screening of the 1979 documentary Generation on the Wind.  This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.  The building is Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station.

Generation on the Wind is a 1979 documentary film by David Vassar and Andrew Finley. The film is a character study centered on a ragtag group of young artists, mechanics, and environmental activists who successfully built the largest electrical generating windmill in the world. The documentary required two years of shooting and was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature. (58 min.) Liz Norton, from the Environmental Film Festival’s Board of Directors, will introduce the film and lead a post screening discussion with the film’s Director, David Vassar and Co-producer, Sally Kaplan.

Oscar®-nominated and Emmy®-winning David Vassar is a film and television writer, director and producer. In addition to producing programs about the natural world, he has produced and directed films about music and dance at the La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts in New York City, the social implications of the return of Hong Kong to China and an exploration of the ancient Maya of Central America.

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is the world’s premier showcase of environmental films.  The 26th Annual DCEFF runs at venues throughout the Washington, D.C. area March 15-25, 2018.                                                    

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