About Against THe odds
Curated by Margaret Parsons, founder and director of the award-winning film program at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., this year's Glimmerglass Film Days explores the concept of resilience in natural and man-made worlds. Films uncover preserving Japanese sake traditions, tenacity of Babushkas in Chernobyl, deep links between African Americans and their ancestral pasts, and the founding of Greenpeace. We'll also travel to South America in search of lost shamans, drugs, and cultures, and examine many other struggles closer to home.
Join us as we look through the lens of cinema — from the perspective of the supernatural, non-humans, and humanity, ancient to contemporary —at the long and difficult game of resilience.