Washington, D.C. - The Fund for Sustainable Tomorrows is pleased to announce that a segment of "Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War" will be shown at American University on March 20 during the 2007 DC Environmental Film Festival.
"Scarred Lands," by filmmakers Alice and Lincoln Day, is about the environmental damage inflicted by war and the preparation for war. In 2006, the Days released a trailer for the film. This year, audiences will see a segment of the work-in-progress that focuses on the environmental impacts of combat.
The work-in-progress, produced for the Days by VideoTakes, Inc., will be featured during the DC Environmental Film Festival's "Evening with Chris Palmer." Palmer, director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking and CEO of VideoTakes, Inc., will screen a variety of important environmental films.
The Days actually decided to make the film because of the DC Environmental Film Festival. After nine years of experience reviewing films at the festival, the Days concluded that the ecological footprint of war has been only minimally addressed on film, and that film is particularly well-suited for presenting this topic to a broad and diverse audience.
VideoTakes' staff contributing to the work-in-progress included Dan Gallagher, writer and editor, Sandy Cannon-Brown, VideoTakes' president, and Alex Lucas who provided research for the archival footage.
Join us Tuesday, March 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wechsler Theatre at American University, for this exclusive preview of the Day's powerful film.