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"FREE" FILM-DOCUMENTARY @ EMBASSY OF ITALY: VENICE's MOSES vs. The SEA


MOSES CHALLENGES THE SEA
A $10 BILLION PROJECT TO DEFEND VENICE.


NOTE: TO BE ADMITTED TO THIS EVENT YOU MUST RSVP
with BOTH "PIAZZA ITALIA" and "The ITALIAN EMBASSY"



The Venetian Lagoon with the inclusion of the MOSES $9 Billion project site (center).
VENEZIA is the island in the center connected to the mainland via a rail bridge


EMBASSY of ITALY
ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
2013 DC ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL
Present

MOSES: "CHALLENGE of VENICE"

THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013 @ 7:00PM
(Doors open @ 6:30PM - Close @ 7:00PM)

EMBASSY OF ITALY – Atrium
3000 Whitehaven St. NW | Washington, DC 20008
(Just above Dupont/Sheridan Circles @ intersection with MASS. Ave.)
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS w/ EMBASSY A MUST
(please, READ below)

DRESS: BUSINESS CASUAL / STREETS PARKING
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EMBASSY OF ITALY/ ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE NOTICE

VERY LIMITED SEATS - "FREE" EVENT
ADVANCE RESERVATION(s) with the EMBASSY of ITALY
a "MUST" *** 1st COME, 1st SERVED ***

TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT(s) (MANDATORY) WITH THE EMBASSY >>> “CLICK HERE”<<<

IF YOU RSVP with PIAZZA ITALIA ONLY you will NOT BE ADMITTED to this event. YOU MUST RSVP WITH “BOTH” PIAZZA ITALIA AND THE ITALIAN EMBASSY.


Organized by: Embassy of Italy/Italian Cultural Institute
DC ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

ABOUT the MOSES PROJECT

MOSES: "CHALLENGE of VENICE"
U.S. Premiere - Italy, 2012
52 minutes (in English)
Directed by: Michele Barca and Nicola Pittarello
Produced by SD Cinematografica


VENICE - The "LAGOON" entrance site (one of 3 entry ways to the lagoon)
Shown with the inclusion of the MOSES project.

MOSE (the Italian word for MOSES), is an acronym for MODULO SPERIMENTALE ELETTROMECCANICO, which means Experimental Electromechanical Module. The name aptly alludes to the story of the biblical Moses parting the Red Sea. But in Venice, this Moses is designed to stop the invading ACQUA ALTA high tide waters dead cold with flood gates, thus protectecting the world's most UNIQUE city and the neighbouring areas from being submerged by the Adriatic Sea.


Venice is inextricably linked to her salty, fresh and brackish waters, an inexhaustible resource that now threatens the city’s very survival. Regulating the water has always played a part in the city's history. Over the centuries, both major and minor interventions in the lagoon have been necessary to maintain its delicate balance. But Venice’s real threat today is the increasing frequency of high tides and the threat of rising sea levels caused by climate change. Especially at high tide, the force of the water weakens and sometimes damages the banks and the foundations of the buildings. Because of these worsening conditions, a decision to protect Venice was made by constructing a massive system of Mobile Barriers, called MOSE.




Construction of this highly complex engineering and naval operation was begun in 2003, is now 40 percent built and is expected to be completed by 2014. Will the MOSE project really solve Venice’s problem?


VENICE in the INTERIM - Nel FRATTEMPO a VENEZIA

VENICE, Nov. 12, 2012 - La Serenissima - the Most Serene of all republics. It is hard to stay "serene" when you are up to your knees in acqua alta!!!













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  • Anthony G.

    IF YOU RSVP here with PIAZZA ITALIA ONLY you will NOT BE ADMITTED to this event. YOU MUST RSVP WITH “BOTH” PIAZZA ITALIA AND THE ITALIAN EMBASSY TO BE ADMITTED …1st COME-1st SERVED!!!

    February 4, 2013

    • John

      Why can't we, as a group ask the Embassy to give a showing for Italian club membership only?? A viable alternative no??

      March 12, 2013

    • Ruth H.

      That would be fabulous! Especially for those of us who love Venezia.

      March 15, 2013

  • Anthony G.

    A SOLD-OUT Audience @ The Embassy of ITALY enjoyed an Excellent documentary on MOSES saving Venice efforts.

    March 15, 2013

  • Anthony G.

    IF YOU RSVP here with PIAZZA ITALIA ONLY you will NOT BE ADMITTED to this event. YOU MUST RSVP WITH “BOTH” PIAZZA ITALIA AND THE ITALIAN EMBASSY TO BE ADMITTED …1st COME-1st SERVED!!! Surrounding STREETS parking

    February 4, 2013

    • John

      So does this mean we can't talk about it anyway and just get together!!! Lets discuss asking the Embassy for a repeat showing, what do you say folks??

      March 12, 2013

  • Ana

    The event is sold out at the embassy : (

    March 10, 2013

    • John

      So it's off for the chance to go now, is that it?!! So remaining nongoers join for drinks at Zorbas on Connecticut avenue just north of DuPont Circle???? It's a pity the embassy doesn't have a venue that is larger!!

      March 12, 2013

  • Dee

    Interested in subject and would love to learn more.
    Thanks

    March 1, 2013

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