Get ready for the 2013 Festival

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Best of Fest Events in Maryland!

American Conservation Film Festival’s Best-of-Fest Events in MARYLAND!

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and McDaniel College to Host

Join the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Schmidt Meeting Room Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 7:00pm and at McDaniel College’s Hill Hall 108 on Friday, September 27th, 2013 at 7:00pm. All films are open to the public free of charge, including:

Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle, (both locations), last year’s runner up for both the ACFF Green Fire Award and Audience Choice Award. This film is the surreal, fascinating, tragicomic tale of the battle over one of America’s largest clean energy project, 130 wind turbines in fabled Nantucket Sound. Cape Spin! tells the incredible tale of how America’s first proposed offshore wind farm triggered a schism in this idyllic coastal region, pitting neighbor against neighbor and environmentalist against environmentalist. (86 minutes)

Menhaden: The Most Important Fish in the Bay, (SERC only), a runner-up for Best Student Film, explores the far-reaching impact of menhaden through the eyes of the men who love this stinky, oily fish for what it contributes to their livelihood, to their heritage, and to the health of Chesapeake Bay. (27 minutes)

The Last Iceman of Chimborazo, (McDaniel only), by Gabriela Lozada Pozo, last year’s winner of the ACFF Best Student Film Award. This short documentary is a portrait of Baltazar Ushca, a 68-year-old Kichua Indian who lives in a small Ecuadorian village next to the volcano Chimborazo. Deep in the volcano is hidden an ingredient that people attribute healing and sacred powers. Baltazar is the last man on earth who knows how to find it. (12 minutes)

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, Maryland 21037-0028
Phone: 443-482-2200

McDaniel College Hill Hall
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: 410-848-7000