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)
Brau will be discussing GMO OMG.
Joshua Brau is Program Manager for Food With Integrity at Chipotle Mexican Grill, where he works to develop and execute Chipotle’s vision for changing traditional fast food culture. He previously worked in the U.S. Sustainable Supply Chain group at McDonald’s Corporation. Josh received an MBA from the Yale School of Management and an MEM from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. He is a founding member of Elm City Market, a grocery cooperative in New Haven, CT.
Bromet will be discussing Escaping the Flood.
Frans Bromet is a renowned Dutch independent filmmaker. After his studies in cinema and editing at the Dutch Film Academy in 1964, he directed his own film productions and cinema films such as Ciske de Rat (1963) and Op Hoop van Zegen (1985). Since 1991 he has been producer, director and cameraman for a number of documentaries and tv series. He was guest of honor at the 2008 International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, on which occasion a retrospective of 15 of his films were screened. He has also taught master classes, together with Raoul Heertje. In ESCAPING THE FLOOD, Frans Bromet raises awareness of the possible consequences if rising waters, due to climate change, threaten his family’s existence in the small Dutch village of Ilpendam, located in a Dutch polder. Experts predict that Ilpendam will be gone within 50 years, and Bromet and his family need to make the difficult choice whether they should stay there or move somewhere else. This discussion has become very relevant in the US as well, where after hurricanes Katrina and Sandy US citizens are faced with the same dilemma.
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.
Wickham will be discussing Chattahoochee Unplugged.
Jonathan Wickham was born in Malawi, Africa, educated in the UK at Cambridge University, obtaining a BA in Modern Languages, and began his career in television at Turner Broadcasting. In 1997 Wickham started ZoëTV, an Atlanta-based television production company, which he co-owns. ZoëTV produces long-form programs on a variety of subjects. Wickham works primarily as a writer/producer, taking on complex subjects from science, history and contemporary life and fashioning them into dramatic character-driven stories. Wickham’s programs have appeared on National Geographic Channel, History Channel, PBS Nova, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, as well as local broadcasters Georgia Public Broadcasting and Fox-5 WAGA.
High-resolution film stills for use by the press.
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