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Here members of the press can access EFF press releases, download stills from select 2014 Festival films, and read biographies of filmmakers and other special guests who will attend the 2014 Festival. Information will be added on a regular basis up to and through the Festival.

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2014 Press (links will be added throughout March):

The Washington Post - Going Out Guide

The Washington Post - Health & Science

National Geographic News Watch on DamNation

Comcast (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)

DCist - Launch Party

El Tiempo Latino

WJLA TV (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)

Washington Diplomat

Clear Channel (Radio - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)

The Northwest Current (PDF)


Comcast Newsmakers - (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)


The Star Democrat

Festival DC (Come Hell or High Water)

Festival DC (Angel Azul)

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (Video of EFF panel)

2014 EFF General Press Release

Date: February 26, 2014


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Attending Filmakers & Special Guests

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Jean-Nicolas Orhon

Jean-Nicolas Orhon

Orhon will be discussing Slums: Cities of Tomorrow.

Jean Nicolas Orhon is a writer director in both documentary and fiction film. After completing his studies in cinema and anthropology, he directed Asteur (2003), a documentary about the survival of the French language and culture in Louisiana. In 2008, he directed the short fiction film Tu t’souviens tu? The same year, he completed Tant qu’il reste une voix, a documentary about the collecting and recording of oral traditions. In 2011, he directed the short fiction Roule moi un patin, along with some fifteen vignettes exploring the world of wine for the TV program Des kiwis et des hommes. In 2012, he directed Les Nuits de la poésie, a feature length documentary celebrating Quebec poets from 1970 to the present. The world premiere of his most recent documentary, Slums: Cities of Tomorrow, is set for 2013 at the Montreal International Documentary Festival. (RIDM).

Dave Liang

Dave Liang

Liang will be performing and discussing Himalaya Song.

Dave Liang is the Emmy winning creator and producer of The Shanghai Restoration Project, an electronic group that combines Chinese instrumentation with hip-hop and electronica. His music has reached the top of the electronic charts and can often be heard in TV shows, radio programs, and advertising campaigns around the world. His projects have received coverage in The New York Times, NPR, BBC, and The Wall Street Journal. He has performed at the Sundance Film Festival, the American Museum of Natural History, MASS MoCA, the Hong Kong New Vision Festival and recently returned from touring in Indonesia and Japan. In addition to his production work for artists on his own label Undercover Culture Music, Liang has also worked with artists on Bad Boy, Warner, and Universal. His most recent album The Classics was featured on NPR's All Things Considered and consists of remakes of classic 1930s Shanghai jazz standards.

Judith Lit

Judith Lit

Lit will be discussing After Winter, Spring

After a childhood spent on her family’s farm in rural Pennsylvania, Judith earned a B.A. from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications and an M.A. in Theater Arts from University of Colorado. She began her filmmaking career as Associate Producer of internationally acclaimed DARK CIRCLE, a feature length documentary by Judy Irving, Chris Beaver and Ruth Landy, on the perils of the nuclear arms race and its link to nuclear energy production. The film garnered numerous awards including a National Emmy, Grand Prize at Sundance, Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival and a Certificate of Special Merit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Judith went on to produce and direct award-winning VOICES FROM THE CLASSROOM, a look at the crisis in American education, and AS SEEN ON TV, exploring the impact of television violence on young children. She was director of post-production for Teresa Tollini’s BREAKING SILENCE and Ruth Landy’s PLACES FOR THE SOUL, distribution coordinator for Pat Ferrero’s QUILTS IN WOMEN'S LIVES and HOPI: SONGS OF THE FOURTH WORLD, and was director of the San Francisco Women on Screen Film Festival. She has served on the jury of the San Francisco International Film Festival and the American Film Festival. In addition to directing and co-producing AFTER WINTER, SPRING, Judith is co-author with Jane Weiner of LES ABEILLES DE VÉZELAY, a documentary in production with Arte France about a village in Burgundy struggling to restore its biodiversity and to eliminate the use of pesticides. She is also completing a book entitled Other Harvests and for the last 16 years has divided her time between New York City and a small farm in the Périgord region of southwestern France.

Ben Kalina

Ben Kalina

Kalina will be discussing Shored Up.

Ben is a film director and producer whose work focuses on the intersection of science, culture and the environment. He directs and produces original documentaries, narrative shorts and cross-media projects as well as client-driven video productions. Ben has worked for years with Niijii Films on the documentaries Two Square Miles and A Sea Change, two award winning films which have been successfully deployed for environmental justice and education, and both of which have been nationally broadcast in the U.S. Among his current projects Ben is currently directing and producing Shored Up, which explores the Army Corps’ controversial and ongoing beach replenishment project along the New Jersey Shore. In addition to his documentary work Ben has won several international awards for his short narrative film, Diorama.

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