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April 10, 1995

Library of Congress Film Festival Celebrates Earth Day 1995

The Library of Congress will observe the 25th anniversary of Earth Day on April 20-21 with a free film festival in the Mary Pickford Theater of the James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E.

The Library's commemoration of Earth Day began in 1990, on the 20th anniversary of the first Earth Day, with the aim of initiating a new decade of environmental awareness and action. Taking the lead in this effort at the Library, the Science and Technology Division offers a continuing environmental education program with relevant publications and outreach efforts aimed at students and the general public.

Films on environmental topics will be shown on April 20 and 21 in the Pickford Theater, third floor of the Madison Building, from noon to 5:15 p.m. The films are free with no tickets required. The complete listing of films follows.


Thursday, April 20

Noon "Mammals of the Sea," 30 minutes. Pacific marine mammals and their plight. Oregon State University, 1980.
12:35 p.m. "Secrets of a Bomb Factory," 60 minutes. A grand jury investigation of a nuclear weapons plant. Frontline Series, WGBH-TV, Boston, 1993.
1:35 p.m. "In Our Children's Food," 60 minutes. How systemic pesticides are poisoning us. Frontline Series, WGBH-TV, Boston, 1993.
2:35 p.m. "Under the Microscope," 30 minutes. Teachers learn "hands-on" environmental education techniques (2 episodes). Prince George's County (Md.) Public Schools, 1992.
3:05 p.m. "Crane River," 60 minutes. Migrating sandhill cranes on the Platte River. National Audubon Society.
4:05 p.m. "Water, More Precious than Oil," 60 minutes. Resource management to combat the world's growing water crisis. KTCA-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul, 1981.

Friday, April 21

Noon "Wolves," 60 minutes. Controversial efforts to revive populations of wolves in the wild. National Audubon Society.
1:05 p.m. "Danger at the Beach," 60 minutes. Coastal pollution, the increasing threat to our beaches. National Audubon Society, ca. 1994.
2:05 p.m. "Web of Life," 60 minutes. Genetics and ethics; our attempts to shape our biological legacy. Smithsonian Institution, 1989.
3:05 p.m. "The Death of the Dinosaur," 60 minutes. Did an asteroid cause the extinction of dinosaurs? WHYY-TV, Philadelphia, 1992.
4:05 p.m. "Ducks Under Siege," 60 minutes. The decline in wild duck populations as an indicator of ecological imbalance. National Audubon Society, 1989.

All of the films have been provided through the courtesy of the Public Broadcasting System, Alexandria, Va.

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PR 95-059
ISSN 0731-3527

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