A special opportunity for participants in this year’s Cleveland International Film Festival will occur on April 4. After the 4:50 PM screening of The Erie Situation, an in-person panel discussion will be held with the film’s director, David Ruck, and other members of the filmmaking team. The Erie Situation explores the problems of toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie and delves into the reasons why nutrient runoff from confined animal feeding operations continues to pollute Lake Erie and cause the blooms. Many Ohio residents assume that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is taking care of the problem. The film explains why that assumption is false and what needs to happen if we are to protect the lake and the people who depend on it. If you are concerned about the health of the lake and the quality of your drinking water, then you should see the film and attend the panel discussion.
There is no charge for the panel discussion but space is limited to 50 people. The discussion will be held in the Stream/Gund Chat Room located in the Idea Center adjacent to the Allen Theater. The discussion will begin at approximately 6:35 PM. For tickets to see the film, go to www.clevelandfilm.org. Please spread the word!!!