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Overview

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.

Help us stay green and e-mail helen@envirofilmfest.org if you'd like a 2014 Festival Electronic Press Kit (EPK).

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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)

Gazette

Comcast Newsmakers - (Video - Interview with EFF Founder Flo Stone)

EcoWatch

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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Suzan Beraza

Suzan Beraza

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.

Neil Shubin

Neil Shubin

Shubin will be discussing Your Inner Fish.

Neil Shubin, paleontologist and evolutionary biologist,is the Robert Bensley Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and associate dean for academic strategy of the university’s Biological Sciences Division. He’s also the author of two popular science books — The Universe Within: The Deep History of the Human Body (2013) and the best-selling Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body (2008). Your Inner Fish was named best book of the year by the National Academy of Sciences. Shubin has conducted fieldwork in Greenland, China, Canada, and much of North America and Africa and discovered some of the earliest mammals, crocodiles, dinosaurs, frogs and salamanders in the fossil record. One of his most significant discoveries, the 375-million-year-old Tiktaalik roseae fossil, is considered an important transitional form between fish and land animals. The 2006 announcement of the finding received worldwide media coverage and led to Shubin being named ABC News Person of the Week. He’s made many other notable observations regarding the developmental biology of limbs, using his diverse fossil findings to devise hypotheses about the genetic and developmental processes that led to anatomical transformations. He is also committed to sharing the importance of science with the public, and his lab maintains an active presence on Facebook and Twitter. Shubin earned his Ph.D. in organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2011.

Reilly Morse

Reilly Morse

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.

Richard Krantz

Richard Krantz

Krantz will be discussing The Goose with the Golden Eggs: Tourism on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast.

Richard Krantz has a background of more than 20 years as a journalist, including 12 years as a newspaper reporter and eight as television reporter. He is the president of Pilot Productions, a video production company based in Columbia, Maryland, founded in 1986.  He spent much of his journalism career as an investigative reporter and won many national and local awards.  These include a Gavel Award from the American Bar Association; the Roy Howard Public Service Award; the Ohio State Broadcasting Award; two Emmys; plus awards from the American Political Science Association and the Associated Press Managing Editors.  He has worked for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat; the Louisville Courier-Journal and Times; and at WHAS-TV in Louisville; KTVI-TV in St. Louis; and WTTG-TV, in Washington, D.C.  He has produced documentaries on the founding of Columbia, Maryland, and for 10 graduating classes of the U.S. Naval Academy.  Through Pilot Productions he has produced videos for the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago; the National Electrical Contractors Association; Xerox Corp.; the International Law Students Association; and many other clients.  He has also taught journalism at Webster University, in St. Louis, and at Southern Illinois University.

Film Stills

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