Planet Forward at the DC Environmental Film Festival

As if you couldn't get enough Planet Forward, our host and Founder Frank Sesno is moderating a film screening and panel at this year's Environmental Film Festival. The panel is titled "Environmental Impacts on Public Health" and will be focusing on the critical issues of our changing planet and health impacts. Be sure to join us!

When: MARCH 20 5:30 PM
This event is FREE.
Where: The George Washington University, Media Public Affairs Building, Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St., NW
(Metro: Foggy Bottom)

Dr. Lynn R. Goldman, Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University, pediatrician and epidemiologist, will speak and present clips from the film, Semper Fi: Always Faithful, the story of water contamination by the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, N.C. that resulted in an unprecedented number of cancer cases and deaths. (For details of screening of entire film on March 24, click HERE.)

Dr. Esther M. Sternberg, physician, medical researcher, neuroscientist, author and authority on the mind-body interaction in illness and healing, will speak and show clips from her PBS show, The Science of Healing with Dr. Esther Sternberg, revealing how the brain helps us heal, both emotionally and physically.

Harry Wiland, Principal and Founder, Media Policy Center and co-producer and director, Designing Healthy Communities, a PBS series exploring the impact of our built environment on public health, will speak and present clips from the series, hosted and narrated by Dr. Richard Jackson, Chair and Professor, School of Environment and Public Health, UCLA.

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