American Conservation Film Festival’s Best-of-Fest Event: Sept 20th

Join the American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Schmidt Meeting Room Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 7:00pm


Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle, 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, 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)

Open to the public free of charge:

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

About ACFF

The American Conservation Film Festival is an annual event held in Shepherdstown, WV, a vibrant arts community 70 miles west of Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. ACFF features films from a diverse group of conservation filmmakers from around the world. This 501(c)(3) non-profit organization addresses conservation through the lens of film, providing a platform for education and dialogue about more sustainable ways to live. By presenting outstanding conservation films ACFF programming promotes solutions to pressing conservation issues, respect for world’s natural and cultural heritage and passion for conserving our resources. Since 2003, the Festival has screened some 300 films to 29,000 audience members, and has inspired countless individuals and organizations to help make the transformation toward better ways to live, work, and play.

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