Film at the IDB Cultural Center
March 18, 2011
6:30 p.m.
IDB Cultural Center
1300-1330 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC at Metro Center

Friday, March 18, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

EarthKeepers: A Survival Guide for a Planet in Peril (US premiere). A documentary presented with the 2011 Environmental Film Festival.

In this film, we follow the quest of young Québécois activist Mikael Rioux, founder of Échofête, Quebec's first environmental festival, for solutions to our pressing global problems. He meets the iconic Christian de Laet, who participated in the first U.N.-sponsored conference on the environment in 1972; Ashok Khosla, the charismatic president of the world's largest alternative development NGO, as well as Karl-Henrik Robèrt, the Swedish oncologist-turned-sustainable development guru. He views the innovative projects of John Todd, the ecological designer whom MIT hailed as one of the 35 most significant inventors of the 21st century, whose partner, Nancy Jack Todd, speaks about the origins of their avant-garde "New Alchemy" movement. He travels to Zurich, the heart of international finance, with the humanist economist Peter Koenig to meet Marilyn Melhmann, the driving force behind the Global Action Plan, and listens to a heart-to-heart conversation with Wangari Maathai of Kenya, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement. Discussion with Mikael Rioux, star of the film, follows screening. 2011 DC Environmental Film Festival.  Presented in honor of Canada, host of the 2011 IDB Annual Meeting.

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