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Events December 1, 2016 at 10:12 am

Screening of Spillover: Zika, Ebola, & Beyond, Dec. 6

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
American Society for Microbiology (1752 N St. NW)

Throughout the last few decades, diseases that spill over from animals to humans have been on the rise. What’s behind their increase, and can we do anything to combat these dangerous foes? Spillover: Zika, Ebola & Beyond, from HHMI’s Tangled Bank Studios, investigates the rise of spillover viruses like Zika, Ebola and Nipah. We find out how human behaviors spread diseases, and what science can do to anticipate and prevent epidemics around the world. Join us for the film and discussion with filmmakers Aileen O’Hearn and James Barrat!

There is limited seating and tickets are expected to sell out fast!

Eventbrite - Microbes After Hours: Spillover: Zika, Ebola, & Beyond

Events September 13, 2016 at 4:21 am

DC Palestinian Film + Arts Festival – Oct. 5-9, 2016

The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival is an annual event that showcases the work of Palestinian filmmakers and artists around the world to audiences in the DC metro area. Taking place Oct. 5-9, the sixth annual DCPFAF features 33 Palestinian films, five talks, and one visual exhibit. This year’s festival, Palestine Across the Diaspora: Stories on Home + Migration, will take place in Chinatown, with its hub at the District Architecture Center and film screenings at Regal Cinemas Gallery Place 14 and Landmark’s E Street Cinema. See the full program at http://www.dcpfaf.org

Events June 22, 2016 at 12:24 pm

Sharks of War: The U.S.S. Indianapolis Disaster of 1945

When: Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6-7 p.m.

Where:
National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910

What:
Before World War II, experts dismissed sharks as a serious threat to service members. Then in 1942, the U.S. Navy received reports about horrific attacks on castaways adrift from sunken ships and downed airplanes. Many of these reports proved to be true. Soon after the war, diving pioneers sought out sharks, expecting the worst because of the shark attack stories. Instead, they found an animal less to be feared than understood. Join Robert Cantrell, filmmaker and shark researcher for a presentation on the history of shark attacks and how the “fear of sharks” impacted the Navy’s policy in World War II as well as present-day knowledge of sharks.

Cost:
FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.

Contact:
Call (301) 319-3303 or email [email protected]

Events October 14, 2015 at 11:19 am

HOME MOVIE DAY DC 2015 | Oct. 24th | Southwest Neighborhood Library

Home Movie Day is next Saturday at the Southwest Neighborhood Library from 11-430PM!! Break out your home movies from the closet! Get your parents to put one in the mail!

The talented staff at DC Public Libraries, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and playbackthetape will be there to
+ inspect your film
+ give you preservation tips
+ project your home movies and films live
+ show exciting home movies from their growing collections

Come out, meet your neighbor, and enjoy the magic of amateur filmmaking!

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Events September 28, 2015 at 9:40 pm

DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival: Oct 1-4, 2015

The fifth annual DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival (DCPFAF) will take place between October 1-4, 2015 with events held at E Street Cinema and the Goethe-Institut in Washington, DC. The festival will feature ten films, discussions with filmmakers, a musical program, a talk by a photojournalist from Gaza, and a literature program featuring authors Suad Amiry and Ibtisam Azem that will introduce Arabic to the festival for the first time.
The full program and more details on the festival can be found here: http://www.dcpfaf.org

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Events May 22, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Our City Festival

Celebrate DC’s culture, people and creativity through film, music and literature at the Our City Festival. Presented by PR and Marketing firm, KRPR, in partnership with the DC Public Library Foundation, the weekend-long event showcases films about DC and hosts live performances featuring Kokayi, Feedel Band, Easy Hand Dance Institute, DJ Sam the Man Burns, Bumper Jackson’s Chris Ousely, Free Minds Book Club, members of the Chuck Brown Band, and many more. Check out the full schedule for more information on tons of free events.

Festival is all day June 5-7.

http://www.theourcityfestival.com

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