22nd Annual Earthwatch Film Award
In partnership with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital and National Geographic Society Live!, Earthwatch awards its 22nd Annual Environmental Film Award to The 11th Hour, an uncompromising and inspirational portrait of our endangered planet that the New York Times calls essential viewing.
The 11th Hour calls on all of us to take action in the face of our radically changing ecosystems.
Winner of the International Visual Communications Association's Clarion Award and the Multicultural Motion Picture Association's Diversity Award for Best Documentary, The 11th Hour asks viewers to recognize that human history has reached the final years in which we can act to prevent or at least diminish widespread environmental catastrophe, and inspires us to seize the time left to put right what we have put so wrong. See the trailer!
Earthwatch will honor the film's writers, co-directors and producers Nadia Conners and Leila Conners Petersen, as well as producers Brian Gerber and Chuck Castleberry, at a ceremony on Thursday, March 20th. A screening of the film, as part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, will be followed by Earthwatch President and CEO Edward Wilson presenting the award to Conners Petersen, accepting on behalf of DiCaprio and their colleagues at Tree Media, the film's production company. Conners Petersen and Wilson will then be joined in a panel discussion with the audience by Matt Petersen, President and CEO of Global Green USA, and Dr. Wallace "J." Nichols, a co-Principal Investigator of an Earthwatch-funded expedition studying sea turtles, as well as an Ocean Conservancy Senior Scientist and one of the experts interviewed in The 11th Hour.
When and Where
Thursday, March 20, 2008
The complete schedule of the evening is:
7:00 PM - Film Screening
8:30 PM - Award Presentation and Interactive Panel Discussion
All events will take place in the Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic Society, 1600 M Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Space is limited, kindly reserve by March 13!
Earthwatch & NGS members: $12* Non-members: $14
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