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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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Ian Saunders

Ian Saunders

Saunders will be discussing White Gold.

A professional African wildlife manager, ecologist, security/intelligence advisor and former professional soldier (British Army), Ian has spent over twenty five years working in African protected area management alongside advising governments and international organizations on security and conflict related issues in Africa, Afghanistan and the Middle East. In November 2012, Ian testified before a US Congressional Hearing about the security implications of the illegal international ivory trade. Ian is Vice President of the African Environmental Film Foundation and a Co-Founder of the Tsavo Trust, a Kenyan not for profit organization dedicated to the development of community wildlife conservancies in the remote Tsavo area of Kenya.  Ian has co-produced many of the AEFF environmental films, including "White Gold" and is an Honorary Warden of the Kenyan Wildlife Service.

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.

Suzan Beraza

Suzan Beraza

Beraza will be discussing Uranium Drive-In.

Born in Jamaica and raised in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, social and environmental issues pervade Suzan's work. Her films have appeared on National Public Television and on the Documentary Channel, at Lincoln Center, and at many festivals. Her last film, BAG IT, was honored as a finalist at the Puma Creative Impact Awards in Berlin, and has been televised in over thirty countries. Her current project, URANIUM DRIVE-IN, is a recipient of Sundance Institute and Chicken and Egg funding and was featured at Good Pitch and at Hot Docs Pitch Forum. The film is currently on the festival circuit and recently won the Big Sky Award at Big Sky Film Festival.

Jonathan Wickham

Jonathan Wickham

Wickham will be discussing Chattahoochee Unplugged.

Jonathan Wickham was born in Malawi, Africa, educated in the UK at Cambridge University, obtaining a BA in Modern Languages, and began his career in television at Turner Broadcasting. In 1997 Wickham started ZoëTV, an Atlanta-based television production company, which he co-owns. ZoëTV produces long-form programs on a variety of subjects. Wickham works primarily as a writer/producer, taking on complex subjects from science, history and contemporary life and fashioning them into dramatic character-driven stories. Wickham’s programs have appeared on National Geographic Channel, History Channel, PBS Nova, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, as well as local broadcasters Georgia Public Broadcasting and Fox-5 WAGA.

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