25th ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
March 14 - March 26, 2017
The Environmental Film Festival is the world’s premier showcase of environmentally themed films which seeks to advance public understanding of the environment through the power of film. This year the festival celebrates its 25th anniversary. At the Environmental Film Festival the Austrian movie Brothers of the Wind is presented in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum. Brothers of the Wind is a powerful tale of hope and discovery. A legacy epic and a new frontier in wild drama.
Screening | Brothers of the Wind
When: Saturday, March 18, 2017 | 10:00 am
Where: Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015
Tickets: You can purchase tickets for the festival here
© Terra Mater Factual Studios / Oliver Oppitz
The way of the eagle is to raise two chicks. The stronger is destined always to throw the weaker from the nest. Man also has his ways, often to hurt those closest to him. Lukas suffers at the hands of a father who has withdrawn since the loss of his wife. Killed whilst rescuing the infant Lukas, the boy now carries the burden of her death. Our eagle’s story begins in the nest. The first-born chick pushes his weaker brother to a certain death on the forest floor. But fate intervenes and the chick is found by Lukas. Naming him Abel, Lukas cares for the creature in secret, finding a love and companionship denied to him at home. But when the day comes to release Abel back into the wild, will Lukas find his own release into a new life?