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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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Pegi Vail

Pegi Vail

Vail will be discussing Gringo Trails.

Pegi Vail is an anthropologist and Associate Director of the Center for Media, Culture, and History at NYU. She has taught at NYU and Columbia University on Film, Culture, and Tourism. Her book, Right of Passage, based on her research among backpackers in Bolivia as a Fulbright scholar, is forthcoming. Vail has additionally served as lecturer for Columbia Alumni Travel Study Tours, National Geographic and Soros Open Society. As a curator, she has collaborated with organizations such as the Museum of the American Indian, American Museum of Natural History, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and The Moth, the storytelling collective she was a founding board member and curator for, currently on the General Council and curatorial committee. Gringo Trails is Vail's first feature-length documentary.

Edward Markey

Edward Markey

Senator Markey will be giving remarks at HR 6161: An Act of Congress.

Senator Edward J. Markey, a consumer champion and national leader on energy, environmental protection and telecommunications policy, has a prolific legislative record on major issues across the policy spectrum and a deep commitment to improving the lives of the people of Massachusetts and our country. Whether the issue is climate change, clean energy, safeguarding privacy, nuclear non-proliferation, investor protection or preserving an open Internet that spurs competition and consumer choice, Senator Markey stands up for the priorities and values of Massachusetts. While serving for 37 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senator Markey fought for his constituents throughout his Congressional District. When he was Dean of the Massachusetts delegation in the House, he worked to harness the energy and influence of his colleagues on behalf of the entire Commonwealth. Elected to the Senate in a special election in June 2013, Senator Markey is bringing his experience, energy and expertise to fight for all the people of Massachusetts.

Kristin Pauly

Kristin Pauly

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.

Keith Bellows

Keith Bellows

Bellows will be discussing Gringo Trails

Keith Bellows is the Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic Travel Media and National Geographic Traveler magazine. Traveler is the world’s most widely read travel magazine and the category’s No. 1 performer on U.S. newsstands. Under his stewardship, the magazine has been nominated for two National Magazine Awards, won more than 60 Lowell Thomas Awards for best travel writing (it has been named best magazine eight of his 15 years as the editor), and 10 Folio Awards for Best Travel Magazine. In 2011 he was named as the winner of NATJA’s inaugural “Spirit of Kalliope Award” for overall achievement in travel journalism.  Prior to joining National Geographic, Mr. Bellows launched as its creative director; was the executive producer of; and was founding partner of WestWorld Media. He created and edited more than 30 magazines for Whittle Communications, and has written for Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Parenting, AARP, and many other magazines. He also wrote The Canuck Book and the 1998 Winter Olympics ACCESS Guide for ABC-TV. His book, 100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life, was published in February 2013. Mr. Bellows is a graduate of Gordonstoun School in Scotland and Dartmouth College. He lectures extensively around the world and his more than 200 television appearances include the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, and a regular segment on National Geographic Today.

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