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)
Welland will be discussing Sand Wars.
Michael Welland obtained a BA and a PhD in geology from Cambridge, an MA from Harvard, and went on to a career with the British Geological Survey in Oman, followed by university teaching and research in the US, and over 20 years in technical and management positions in the international energy industry. He set up his own consulting and training company, Orogen Limited, ten years ago. His experience has involved travel and work, face to face with geology, around the world. Author of the award-winning book Sand – A Journey Through Science and the Imagination, Welland has given public lectures and radio broadcasts in the US and the UK, and writes a blog on all topics sandy. He now divides his time between London, France, and international projects, most recently in Central Asia, Egypt, and Indonesia.
Honey will be discussing The Goose with the Golden Eggs: Tourism on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast.
Martha Honey, co-founder and Co-Director of CREST, heads the Washington, DC office. She has written and lectured widely on ecotourism, Travelers' Philanthropy, and certification issues. Her books include Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise? (Island Press, 1999 and 2008) and Ecotourism and Certification: Setting Standards in Practice (Island Press, 2002). She worked for 20 years as a journalist based in East Africa and Central America and holds a Ph.D. in African history. She was Executive Director of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) from 2003 to 2006.
Morse will be discussing Come Hell or Highwater: The Battle for Turkey Creek.
Reilly Morse is president/CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice. In partnership with the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, he has led legal advocacy for environmental justice and equity in disaster recovery in southern Mississippi.
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.
Stills must be credited appropriately if used.