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Helen Strong, Public Affairs Director
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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)
Shankar will be performing and discussing Himalaya Song.
An accomplished artist, composer and performer, Gingger Shankar is the only female in the world that has mastered the 10- string Double Violin. She debuted at Carnegie Hall as a soprano in Osvaldo Golijov’s opera “Ainadamar”. The multi-talented powerhouse transitioned from opera to rock, Gingger then toured with the Smashing Pumpkins as a special guest on their 20th Anniversary tour. In 2011 she was chosen as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s ‘25 New Faces to Watch,’ as well as becoming a member of the Advisory Board for the Sundance Film Festival. In addition to being the artist and co-composer behind the poignant score of Mel Gibson’s blockbuster “Passion of the Christ,” Gingger’s music can be heard in Mike Nichol’s film, “Charlie Wilson’s War.” Her film ‘Monsoon Shootout’ premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. She most recently guested on the new Katy Perry single ‘Legendary Lover’ due out later this year. She is currently working on her new record.
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.
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).
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.
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