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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"A Community of Gardeners" April News

Documentary Premiere Draws Large Audiences

An enthusiastic audience filled the auditorium of the National Museum of Women in the Arts on March 24 for the world premiere of A Community of Gardeners at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital.  Filmgoers had an opportunity to catch a second screening on March 25 at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus, run by the non-profit organization Building Bridges Across the River.  Audience members learned more about the issues addressed in the film and local community gardening projects during post-film discussions with filmmaker Cintia Cabib and staff members from the Washington Youth Garden, Common Good City Farm, and City Blossoms.  Many gardeners featured in the documentary attended the premiere, including Jean Paul Dionou and Corinia Prince of the Fort Stevens Community Garden, pictured above with Cintia Cabib.  Thank you to the Environmental Film Festival staff and to everyone who made the world premiere a big success!

Press Covers Film Premiere Several media outlets covered the world premiere of A Community of Gardeners.  Producer Cintia Cabib was interviewed about her documentary by Voice of America, NBC News Washington, the Gazette and the Chevy Chase Patch.
Film Screening on April 11
A Community of Gardeners will be screened at the Maryland Ensemble Theater in Frederick, Maryland, on April 11 at 7 p.m., as part of the Imagine! Frederick Sustainability Film Series.  The screening is free and open to the public.  It will be followed by a discussion about Frederick's local gardening movement.
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