Return of the Musk Ox
Helen Strong, Public Affairs Director
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2014 Press (links will be added throughout March):
The Washington Post - Going Out Guide
The Washington Post - Health & Science
Comcast (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
DCist - Launch Party
WJLA TV (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
Clear Channel (Radio - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
The Northwest Current (PDF)
Comcast Newsmakers - (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)
Festival DC (Come Hell or High Water)
Festival DC (Angel Azul)
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (Video of EFF panel)
Das will be discussing Roaming Wild.
Angelica Das is associate director at the Center for Media & Social Impact, where she promotes strategies for socially engaged-media making. Angelica programs and directs the annual Media That Matters conference on cutting-edge practices in strategic design for social issue media. She co-produces the American University Human Rights Film Series, and regularly speaks on social impact documentary at festivals and conferences including IDFA and the Full Frame Documentary Festival. Angelica is a juror for local and national competitions including Justice Matters at Filmfest DC, the DCCAH Media Artist Fellowship Program and the IDA Wolper Student Documentary Award. A true global citizen, Angelica has roots in Poland and India and continues to explore the world through documentary filmmaking.
Waller will be discussing Fishing the Anacostia.
Colby Waller is a documentary filmmaker, creative director, author, and endurance mountain biker. His recent film projects have covered a diverse range of subject matter including subsistence fishing on the Anacostia River, the decline of the bike courier in Washington D.C., and search and rescue operations across the United States using autonomous drones. He is completing a masters degree at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and will graduate in April. His work has been featured at Hemphill Fine Art, Heinert Contemporary, Brooklyn Fire Proof, and the Corcoran Gallery. He is the owner of THOR Design Studio on Capitol Hill, an award-winning graphic design firm specializing in publication, web, and identity projects.
Fishing the Anacostia is a short film focused on the health concerns related to the consumption of catfish caught in the Anacostia River. The film examines the current state of the waterway and the efforts being made to draw attention to the plight of the river.
Vyn will be discussing Field Report: Migratory Bird Trapping in South China.
Gerrit Vyn is a Seattle-based photographer deeply committed to conservation and connecting people more intimately with the myriad creatures we share this miraculous and fragile planet with. His work often focuses on birds because they are such powerful and visible indicators of environmental health and change. Connecting people with birds is often a first step in opening people’s eyes to the natural world around them – and to the unprecedented environmental crises now unfolding. Vyn’s purpose is to help conservation groups better communicate their stories to individuals and policy makers through powerful compelling media. Vyn’s images have been used by most major conservation organizations and appear regularly in books and magazines including National Geographic, Audubon, Living Bird, BBC Wildlife, Natural History, National Wildlife and New Scientist. He was the primary image provider for the 2009 and 2011 State of the Birds reports that were delivered to the Obama administration and congress by a coalition of leading environmental organizations. As a natural sound recordist, Vyn has contributed thousands of recordings to the Macaulay Library collection at Cornell University and have produced and authored two CD compilations, Voices of North American Owls and Bird Songs of the Pacific Northwest. Vyn’s audio and video work have been featured on radio and television programs including NPR’s Morning Edition, PRI’s Living on Earth, Birdnote, PBS News Hour and CBS Sunday Morning. Vyn is a Producer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and an Associate Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP).
King will be discussing Haiti Redux.
Fredric King was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Streets of Legend. The film was also the winner of Best Cinematography at Sundance. Fredric developed Blue Valentine, he launched the distribution arm of his company, Fountainhead Transmedia to spearhead the domestic and international sales of his cult film B.I.K.E. When not making movies or video games, Fredric is making concrete in Haiti to aid in the rebuilding efforts. While in production of Haiti Redux, a documentary about the reconstruction efforts after the earthquake of January 12, 2010. Fredric recognized the significant potential impact of private sector investment in 2011 he conceived, formed and launched the Haitian American Reconstruction Partnership (HARP) to harness this potential to affect positive social change.
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