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Tide Pool Social: Eco-Film Matinee [ONLINE]

December 20, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm EST

Join the EDC this December 20th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET for a virtual watch party of two short films featured on the DC Environmental Film Festival’s web repository. We will stream Wrought (2023; 22m) and The Botanist (2017; 20m) followed by discussion and fellowship with fellow curators and members of the collective.

Heat up your favorite warm holiday drink, pop some popcorn, and tune in to EDC video room at 1:00pm! 


Wrought (2023) directed by Anna Sigrithur and Joel Penner:

A visual exploration of decay begs questions about our relationships with other species.

Wrought begins with that universal moment of disappointment: despite all best efforts, our food has gone bad. But instead of turning away in disgust, Wrought zooms in with curiosity.

Wrought explores how we construct categories, examining those of spoil, ferment, compost and rot. It coaxes audiences to decompose the binary of human and non-human. We are all, indeed, wrought.


The Botanist (2021) produced and directed by Maude Plante Husaruk and Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis:

After the fall of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan, a former Soviet Socialist Republic, plunged into a devastating civil war. A famine struck the mountainous region of the Pamir where Raïmberdi, a passionate and ingenious botanist, built his own hydroelectric station to help his family survive through the crisis.


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