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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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Mia MacDonald

Mia MacDonald

MacDonald will be discussing What's for Dinner?

Mia MacDonald is the Co-Executive Producer of WHAT’S FOR DINNER?, a short documentary film directed by Jian Yi. She is the Executive Director of Brighter Green (, a New York-based public policy action tank works to raise awareness and encourage dialogue on and policy attention to issues that span the environment, animals, and sustainable development globally, with a particular focus on equity and rights. WHAT’S FOR DINNER? grew out of policy research and analysis by Brighter Green on China’s changing food systems, shifting dietary patterns, and climate change. MacDonald is also a Senior Fellow of the Worldwatch Institute, worked closely with the late Nobel peace laureate Wangari Maathai on writing and other projects, and has taught in the environmental studies program at New York University and the human rights program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

David Adamski

David Adamski

Adamski will be discussing Backyard Bugs.

Dr. Adamski has been an entomologist with the Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA, at the Smithsonian for the last 23 years. His expertise envolves studying night-flying moths, so you won’t see him in the summer months unless you’re in the middle for a forest around the “witching hour.” Dr. David Adamski has also been associated with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC)  since 1990 when his son Jon was enrolled as a Bear (4-year olds). Later Dr. Adamski taught informal classes in both Bear classes for about 12 years before he officially became a part-time staff member at SEEC teaching science in the Kindergarten Class.

Leslie  Fields

Leslie Fields

Fields will be discussing Come Hell or Highwater: The Battle for Turkey Creek.

Leslie Fields is National Environmental Justice Director at the Sierra Club. She teaches international environmental law at Howard University and serves as a Commissioner on the Joint Center for Economic and Political Studies’ Commission to Engage African Americans on Energy, Climate and the Environment.

Bill Benenson

Bill Benenson

Benenson will be discussing The Hadza: The Last of the First.

Producer-Director Bill Benenson has been making films for thirty years, beginning with his award-winning documentaries The Marginal Way and Diamond Rivers.  He has produced or executive produced numerous feature films including Boulevard Nights, The LightshipA Walk on the MoonMister JohnsonWatching the DetectivesDiminished CapacityTrucker, and the 2011 documentary Who Bombed Judi Bari?  Bill also produced and directed the acclaimed environmental documentary Dirt! The Movie, which premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was featured as the Earth Day special on PBS’ Independent Lens in 2010. In addition to The Hadza: The Last of the First Bill is currently working on a documentary about the search for a lost Pre-Columbian city in Central America.  Bill served in the Peace Corps in Brazil. He has wanted to make a film about the Hadza ever since he encountered them on safari in Tanzania in 2003.

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