Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Land of Oblivion" (w/EFF Staff) @ AFI:
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Description of Pictures: LAND OF OBLIVION (LA TERRE OUTRAGÉE) (France / Germany / Poland / Ukraine, 2011, 113 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere When the nuclear accident at Chernobyl happens, a young couple, Anya and Piotr, finds that their wedding day turns into a day of disaster. When news arrives of an accident at the nuclear power plant, Piotr, a firefighter, is summoned away from his nuptials. Soon rain begins to fall — black rain — and the disaster’s full dimension starts to percolate into the consciousness of the people. Years later Anya makes a living guiding tourists who don radiation-proof suits and bus through the town snapping photos of the ravaged area. Shot on location, this drama about the Chernobyl disaster and its long-term legacy provides a shocking sense of immediacy. The camera captures the reality of the environmental catastrophe that devastated Ukraine. Directed by Michale Boganim. Produced by Laetitia Gonzalez, Yael Fogiel, Hanneke Van Der Tas and Dariusz Jablobski.
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2012_MD_Tsunami_120317: Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom" (w/Lucy Walker) @ AFI (127 photos from 2012)
2012_MD_Plympton_120323: Env Film Festival (2012) -- An Evening with Animator Bill Plympton @ AFI (76 photos from 2012)
2012_DC_Wolves_120315: Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Radioactive Wolves" (w/Klaus Feichtenberger) @ Austrian Embassy (48 photos from 2012)
2012_DC_Wild_By_Law_120318: Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Wild By Law" (w/Bill Meadows) @ Natl Museum of Amer History (13 photos from 2012)
2012_DC_Wilderness_120318: Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Wilderness Idea" (w/Jeffrey Stine) @ Natl Museum of Amer History (8 photos from 2012)
2012_DC_Watershed_120324: Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West" (w/Marc Pachter, Mark Decena, James Redford, Sandra Postel, Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta, Edith Santiago, and Robert Redford) @ Natl Museum of Amer History (57 photos from 2012)
2012_DC_Switch_120313: Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Switch" (w/Harry Lynch) @ Carnegie Inst (91 photos from 2012)
2012_DC_Shattered_120325: Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Shattered Sky" (w/Sunshine Menezes,Steve Dors, Dan Evans, Larry Schweiger, and Jeff Goodell) @ Carnegie Inst (38 photos from 2012)
2012_DC_Place_Land_120318: Env Film Festival (2012) -- "A Place In The Land" (w/Grace Guggenheim and David Donath) @ Natl Museum of Amer History (20 photos from 2012)
2012_DC_NRUR_120321: Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Natural Resources/Unnatural Results" (w/Stephen Sapienza, Nadja Drost, Amol Mehra, Daniel Baer, and Jon Sawyer) @ Carnegie Inst (93 photos from 2012)
2012_DC_Muir_120322: Env Film Festival (2012) -- Film Talk: "John Muir in the New World" (w/Catherine Tatge) @ Reynolds Center (43 photos from 2012)
2012_DC_Green_Tiger_120318: Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Waking the Green Tiger" (w/Gary Marcuse and Judith Shapiro) @ Hill Center (37 photos from 2012)
2012_DC_Fierce_120325: Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Fierce Green Fire" (w/Mark Kitchell, Philip Shabecoff, Barbara Bramble, Lois Gibbs, and Joe Romm) @ Carnegie Inst (96 photos from 2012)
2012_DC_Dust_Bowl_120325: Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Dust Bowl" (w/Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey) @ Natl Archives (107 photos from 2012)
2012_DC_CA_Forever_120318: Env Film Festival (2012) -- David Vassar and Sally Kaplan ("California Forever") @ Natl Museum of Amer History (39 photos from 2012)
2012 photos: Equipment this year: My mainstays were the Fuji S100fs, Nikon D7000, and the new Fuji X-S1. I also used an underwater Fuji XP50 and a Nikon D600. The first three cameras all broke this year and had to be repaired.
Trips this year:
three Civil War Trust conferences (Shepherdstown, WV, Richmond, VA, and Williamsburg, VA),
a week-long family reunion cruise of the Caribbean,
another week-long family reunion in the Wisconsin Dells (with lots of in-transit time in Ohio and Indiana), and
my 7th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including side trips to Zion, Bryce, the Grand Canyon, etc).
Ego strokes: I had a picture of Miss DC, Ashley Boalch, published in the Washington Post. I had a photograph of the George Segal San Francisco Holocaust memorial used as the cover of Quebec Francais (issue 165). Not being able to read French, I'm not entirely sure what the article is about but, hey! And I guess what could be considered to be a positive thing, my site is now established enough that spammers have noticed it and I had to block 17,000 file description postings for Viagra and whatever else..
Number of photos taken this year: just below 410,000.