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)
Hallet will be discussing Tale of the Tongs.
Judith Dwan Hallet is an award winning documentary filmmaker who has been making films for over 45 years. From 1987 to 1991, she was the Senior Producer for The National Geographic Television series, EXPLORER, where she oversaw sixty documentaries and produced four of her own. While she was at the helm, EXPLORER won numerous awards including close to twenty national Emmys. In 1991, Judy formed her own company, Judith Dwan Hallet Productions. For her company, she has produced and directed 14 award-winning documentaries for television and several other films for non-broadcast use. In 1995, Women in Film and Video awarded her their Woman of Vision Creative Excellence Award. In 2001, she received The Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline by the Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. In 2008, The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences gave her an Emmy in recognition for her significant contributions to the broadcast industry. Over her career, Judy has produced films in seventeen countries around the world on subjects as diverse as an obscure tribe living in the rainforest of Irian Jaya, Indonesia to gauchos in Argentina and wild buffalo in Yellowstone National Park, to profiles on Jane Goodall and Pope John Paul II.
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.
Chandra will be performing and discussing Himalaya Song.
Mridu Chandra is a filmmaker and writer based in New York. She has produced award-winning documentaries and narrative films that have premiered at Sundance and SXSW, aired on national PBS, screened for members of US Congress and the United Nations, and showcased at museums and film festivals worldwide. Documentary credits include producing “The Canal Street Madam” and “Let the Church Say Amen,” co-producing “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin” and “ElectoralDysfunction,” and serving as coordinating producer for the PBS series “Women, War & Peace.” As a writer, her first screenplay “The Tennis Partner” was selected for the 2011 Tribeca Film Institute’s All Access development program. She has been invited to develop her craft at residencies at the Blue Mountain Center in New York and at The Banff Centre in Canada. Most recently, she has collaborated with Gingger Shankar and The Shanghai Restoration Project to create a critically acclaimed multimedia performance with live storytelling and music about the Himalayas and climate change. “Himalaya Song” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was chosen as one of the “Ten Best Music Films” by Rolling Stone.
Browne will be discussing A Will for the Woods.
Amy Browne grew up in Australia and moved to New York to study theater at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After graduation, she completed her Bachelor’s degree at The New School University. There, she directed three short films and initiated her first feature film, A Will for the Woods. When her sister Sophie first introduced her to the concept of green burial, which connects the profundity and beauty of nature with the cycle of death and life, Amy was inspired to further explore the idea through film. What started out as a short student project has grown into a life-changing four year journey. Amy also works with independent film producer Steve Holmgren in Brooklyn, NY. Her film credits include Assistant Producer on Marie Losier's avant-garde documentary The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (Tribeca 2011), Associate Producer for cult favorite Cory McAbee’s Crazy & Thief (Los Angeles Film Festival 2012), and Unit Production Manager and Associate Producer on critically-acclaimed director Matthew Porterfield’s latest, I Used to be Darker (2013 Sundance Film Festival).
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