You are invited to join the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital* for an online event Feb 1, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. ET, exclusively for SEJ members. We hope this will be the first of a series of online forums that showcase strong films from independent producers and promote discussion among colleagues.
Listen to an audio recording of the February 1st conversation with Shabecoff and Kitchell.
Sign up to preview "A Fierce Green Fire," a sweeping history of the environmental movement from conservation to climate change by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mark Kitchell, inspired by a book of the same name written by SEJ co-founder Phil Shabecoff, author, former environmental correspondent for the New York Times and founding publisher of Greenwire. Narrated by Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Van Jones and Isabel Allende, the film will be opening theatrically in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and other cities beginning in March. You can see the trailer here.
On Feb 1, Kitchell and Shabecoff will discuss the making of the film, environmental history, emerging issues, and any other questions and topics of professional interest to SEJ members, on the record. This "real time" forum will yoke two services together — a standard audio conference call and Livestream.com, a live video streaming website.
How it will work:
- If you'd like to participate, sign up at http://eepurl.com/tBBGP. NOTE: this is a one-time-only use of your email. Don't worry about spam from sign-up.
- About a week before the forum, you'll receive an email with a link to a password-protected web page where you'll be able to view the film at a time convenient for you.
- On the day of the forum, you can dial in to the conference call from any phone — land or mobile — or even by Skype. You'll be able to hear all the questions and the answers, just as you would on a regular conference call. If you have a computer with a broadband Internet connection, you will also be able to watch live streaming of Kitchell and Shabecoff.
We hope you can join us on February 1st at 12:30 ET. Thanks.
Beth Parke, SEJ Executive Director
Jeff Burnside, SEJ Board Member and Programs Chair
Christopher Head, Managing Director, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
*The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, the country’s largest and longest running environmental film festival, will celebrate 21 years in Washington, D.C., presenting over 160 films selected to provide fresh perspectives on environmental issues facing our planet, from March 12-24, 2013 across the Washington, D.C. area. The Festival will present the Washington, DC premiere of "A Fierce Green Fire" on March 19.