Return of the Musk Ox
Helen Strong, Public Affairs Director
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
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)
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.
Pauly will be discussing Farming for the Future: Enduring Traditions - Innovative Practices.
Kristin Pauly is a managing director of Prince Charitable Trusts, in Washington, DC. The Trusts operate as a family foundation with grant programs in Chicago, Washington, DC and Rhode Island. She has been with the trusts since 1997. From 1990 to 1998 she was manager of urban and metropolitan programs for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation based in Annapolis, Maryland. In that capacity she wrote several publications advocating more sustainable growth in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. Earlier Ms. Pauly was an assistant program officer with the Ford Foundation and also an assistant program officer with the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Kristin served on the Board of the Funders Network on Smart Growth and Livable Communities and of the Center for Watershed Protection. She was a founder of the Chesapeake Bay Funders Network and now serves as Co-Chair. She is also a founding member and Co-Chair of the Washington Regional Convergence Partnership. She is a resident of Annapolis, Maryland, and has an 18-year old daughter.
Cravat will be discussing Angel Azul.
Marcelina Cravat, trained at the Berkeley Digital Film Institute and the Art Center College of Design. Currently she is directing her third documentary, Angel Azul. Making a transition from photography to film came later in life when her love for storytelling motivated her to return to school to pursue a career as a writer/director. Upon graduating she co-founded ARTiDOCs, a small production company specializing in portrait style documentaries on artists. Marcelina grew up around Hollywood sets as daughter of character actor Nick Cravat, Burt Lancaster’s life long chum, circus partner and co-star. Upon completion of Angel Azul, she plans to direct a narrative film she wrote while in film school. Her love for art and nature make Angel Azul the perfect project for her at this time.
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).
High-resolution film stills for use by the press.
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