Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Stone Soup Films Hosts Nonprofit Film Screening to Drive Volunteerism in DC for Earth Day

From our friends at Stone Soup Films...

In celebration of Earth Day, Stone Soup Films is hosting a screening of short documentaries highlighting the work of local nonprofits committed to environmental preservation and volunteerism in DC. “We’re raising awareness about environmental protection and beautification efforts for Earth Day, but conservation is a year-round issue that takes year-round effort. These films have empowered nonprofits to tell the stories of their impact and engage more volunteers,” explains Stone Soup Films Executive Director, Brian Cooke.

The screening will be held Wednesday, April 19th at Landmark E Street Cinema (555 11th Street, NW) from 6 PM to 8 PM. Attendees will view a series of 12 compelling shorts produced by Stone Soup Films that highlight the work of local nonprofits, including: Potomac Conservancy, Dumbarton Oaks Parks Conservancy, Anacostia Waterfront Trust, Anacostia Watershed Society, Summit Foundation, Georgetown Heritage, Casey Trees, City Blossoms, Rock Creek Conservancy, and Potomac River Keepers.

The evening will conclude with a short panel discussion with environmental advocates and nonprofit leaders about ways to get involved in the conscious conservation of our community. Confirmed panelists include: Mchezaji "Che" Axum (University of the District of Columbia), Katie Blackman (Potomac Conservancy/Capital MOVE), Doug Siglin (Anacostia Watershed Society), and Nadia Mercer (Friends of the National Arboretum.) Liz Norton, founder of Stone Soup Films, will moderate.

Tickets are available online at: http://bit.ly/EarthDaySSF

About Stone Soup Films:
Stone Soup Films amplifies nonprofit impact through digital storytelling. Mentoring and collaborating with professional film and video volunteers, we produce and donate compelling promotional films to support nonprofit organizations with demonstrated, measurable communications needs. Since the advent of social media, organizations of all sizes have been struggling to meet the increased demand for digital content.

To date, we have produced 97 films with the support of our volunteer corps of more than 500 media makers and creative professionals. Our main programming includes Pro Bono Nonprofit Partnership Films; Doc-In-A-Day, our bi-annual documentary filmmaking challenge; DC Hero, films documenting local heroes produced entirely by our interns; and Topic-Driven Films, a program aimed at highlighting issues within our community through film.