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)
Kass will be discussing Emptying the Skies.
Douglas Kass is an Adjunct Professor of Filmmaking and Film Studies at Elon University in the United States of America. He has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television and a Bachelor of Arts degree with High Honors in Film/Art from Wesleyan University, where he also received the prestigious Frank Capra Award. Emptying the Skies is Mr. Kass’ first feature-length film. His previous work includes several shorts – subjects including the documentary Behind the Walls of S-21, a devastating recollection of life and death at the notorious S-21 Prison during the Khmer Rouge era in Cambodia. This film includes rare interviews with survivors and the prison’s most notorious executioner. Behind the Walls of S-21 was funded by the United Nations and distributed by The Documentation Center of Cambodia on Independent Networks though out Asia.
Riggleman will be discussing Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields.
Calvin Riggleman, farmer-veteran of Bigg Riggs Farm in West Virginia, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran served two deployments in Iraq. He came home to the family farm, which has been in production since before the American Revolution, and brought new ideas to market and expand the farm's operation. He eventually bought the community's commercial kitchen in order to do value-added products and now assists over 100 other family farms in creating artisan foods.
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.
Hallet will be discussing Tale of the Tongs.
Former Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, DC, Stanley Ira Hallet, FAIA, is a Professor Emeritus of Architecture at CUA where he teaches undergraduate and graduate studios and seminars exploring the historic and contemporary relationships between culture, urban design, landscape and architecture. Given his early experiences in Tunisia as a Peace Corps Volunteer (1964-66) and in Afghanistan as a Fulbright-Hayes Lecturer at the University of Kabul (1972), his studio work and lectures often explore issues of landscape, urban fabric and sacred space. Recently he was Studio Head in Rome, Italy and currently acts as Graduate Studio Head, School of Architecture and Planning in Paris, France. Based upon research and his personal experience as a cameraman, he has offered seminars and studios addressing the relationship of cinema and architecture in Schools of Architecture in the United States, Puerto Rico, France and Italy and has produced several documentary films with his wife, Judith Dwan Hallet, an internationally recognized documentary filmmaker. He has lectured widely on these subjects in both the United States and Europe and his observations have appeared in major international and national journals of architecture. Recognized as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for his contributions to both architecture and architectural education, his work has been distinguished with 12 AIA design awards.
High-resolution film stills for use by the press.
Stills must be credited appropriately if used.