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FLEFF 2014 Film/Event Descriptions + Online Ticketing

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Arise

Arise

Portraits of extraordinary women environmentalists around the world, w/ filmmaker Lori Joyce.

Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin

Classic film by Sergei Eisenstein, w/live music by Ithaca's Cloud Chamber Orchestra.

Brasco

Brasco

Fifty years of Argentine history through the eyes of a leading public intellectual, w/ filmmaker Ernesto Livon-Grosman.

Cartoneros

Cartoneros

Following trash-pickers in Buenos Aires in the aftermath of Argentina's economic crisis, w/filmmaker Ernesto Livon-Grosman.

China Town

China Town

Copper production traced from Nevada to China in an experimental film that uses animated sequences of thousands of digital stills.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Showcase

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Showcase

Seven short films drawn from the archives of the world renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology, w/ several guests from the lab.

Cotton Road

Cotton Road

Tracking the global flow of cotton, from South Carolina to China and back to the U.S. w/filmmaker Laura Kissel

Diaries of Dissonance

Diaries of Dissonance

Everything you wanted to know about the film business, but were afraid to ask w/ Dr. Stephen Tropiano.

Drill Baby Drill

Drill Baby Drill

Polish farmers take on Chevron over plans to frack for natural gas on their lands, w/filmmaker Lech Kowalski via live video feed.

Engage Media:  Indonesian Short Films

Engage Media: Indonesian Short Films

A program of short films from Indonesia w/ Engage Media's Andrew Lowenthal.

Fire in the Blood

Fire in the Blood

Big pharma tried to keep low-cost AIDS drugs out of the global south, but people fought back.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson's latest creation: a hotel concierge and his unlikely friendship with a hotel lobby boy, against the backdrop of impending war.

The Great Flood

The Great Flood

Bill Morrison's hypnotic film about the 1927 Mississippi River flood, with soundtrack by Bill Frisell.

The Hungry Heart

The Hungry Heart

Vermont pediatrician works with patients addicted to prescription drugs, w/filmmaker Bess O'Brien + musicians Judy Hyman, Jeff Claus, & Richie Stearns

La Pirogue

La Pirogue

A Senegalese fisherman reluctantly accepts the task of taking men onboard his boat for a treacherous journey to Spain in hopes of a better life.

More than Honey

More than Honey

A stunning film about honey bee "colony collapse disorder"--a phenomena with potentially catastrophic consequences for human life.

Mothers

Mothers

Viewing the consequences of China's one child policy by focusing on the women and families in one rural town, w/ dGenerate film's Kevin Lee.

The New Public

The New Public

Attempting to reconcile idealism and reality at a Brooklyn public school.

Nymphomaniac

Nymphomaniac

A young women recounts her erotic life to an older man who finds her beaten in an alleyway.

Okruzenie

Okruzenie

Pussy Riot, Sochi Olympics, and Anti-Gay Politics in Putinís Russia w/Irina Aristarkhova.

On the Way Home

On the Way Home

A Russian truck driver faces separation from his lover, as she awaits his return home.

The Questioning

The Questioning

Chinese filmmaker Zhu Rikun records a police "room inspection" of his hotel room, w/dGenerate film's Kevin Lee.

The Red Kimono

The Red Kimono

Small town girl escapes home and falls into prostitution, w/live music by Fe Nunn and friends + vocal dramatizations by Cynthia Henderson

The Rocket

The Rocket

A Laotian boy with a reputation for bad luck enters the exciting and dangerous Rocket Festival.

Shored Up

Shored Up

Coastal erosion and beach engineering on the East Cost, post-Sandy, w/filmmaker Ben Kalina via live video feed.

Though I Am Gone

Though I Am Gone

The story of a teacher, beaten to death by her students, during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, w/dGenerate film's Kevin Lee.

The Throwaways

The Throwaways

Homeless filmmaker and ex-felon Ira McKinley tries to bring positive changes to his Albany community, w/filmmaker Ira McKinley.

A Touch of Sin

A Touch of Sin

Four stories of explosive individual violence in contemporary China.

Upstate Filmmakers Showcase

Upstate Filmmakers Showcase

Our annual tribute to regional filmmakers with deservedly national and international reputations, w/ Chris Gallant, Vincent Grenier, Tomonari Nishikaw

What's for Dinner?

What's for Dinner?

Impact of growing meat consumption in China through the eyes of a collection of Chinese people.

Who Is Dayani Cristal?

Who Is Dayani Cristal?

Gael Garcia Bernal searches to uncover the identity of a migrant whose body is found in the Arizona desert.

A Will for the Woods

A Will for the Woods

A man's passionate wish for a legacy of green burial creates optimism and inspiration, w/ filmmakers Amy Browne, Tony Hale, and Brian Wilson.

On Campus A-M

Abuelas: Grandmothers on a Mission

Abuelas: Grandmothers on a Mission

Argentina's courageous Grandmothers search for the children of the children they lost during the "dirty war."

Ameer Got His Gun

Ameer Got His Gun

Ameer Abu Ria, a Muslim Arab Israeli citizen, volunteers for military service.

American Dissonance

American Dissonance

Annual FLEFF classical music extravaganza with video projection.

Are We Crazy about Our Kids?

Are We Crazy about Our Kids?

Explores the utilitarian argument for investing in high quality early care and education.

Big of Small? (Future Food Series)

Big of Small? (Future Food Series)

What's the best method of growing food for a hungry planet? Big or small?

The Challenge of Venice

The Challenge of Venice

Venice faces major challenges to its survival due to rising waters and sinking land.

Discovering Mount Gorongoza

Discovering Mount Gorongoza

An expedition to Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park to study biological diversity; w/ field researcher Holly Lutz.

Dissonant Environments

Dissonant Environments

A collection of FLEFF guest new media artists riff on projects related to this year's theme.

ecoarttech workshop

ecoarttech workshop

Leila Christine Nadir and Cary Peppermint lead a workshop on their ecoarttech project

The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness

Global corporate power and consolidation meets resistance from people around the world re-building societies on a more human scale.

Engage Media Workshop

Engage Media Workshop

Engage Media co-founder and executive director, Andrew Lowenthal discusses new media developments in Indonesia

86 Centimeters

86 Centimeters

An excavation workforce in Bhutan tries to lower the water level of glacial lake to avoid catastrophe.

A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

A major production, featuring Robert Redford and others, exploring the history of the global environmental movement.

Food or Fuel? (Future Food Series)

Food or Fuel? (Future Food Series)

Explores the potential for biofuel in Kenya and other places.

The Forgotten Victims

The Forgotten Victims

Human rights and other abuses committed over decades of conflict in Afghanistan.

Framing the Other

Framing the Other

The Mursi people of Ethopia as objects of tourists' gazes.

Garden of Stones (Jardin de Piedras)

Garden of Stones (Jardin de Piedras)

A group of young urban architects experiences life in the parched community of Gulch of Pinte.

The Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars

The Grey Area: Feminism Behind Bars

An intimate look at women's issues in the criminal justice system.

In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution

In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution

The early, heady days of the Egyptian revolution.

Homegoings

Homegoings

The beauty and grace of African-American funerals.

Life and Freedom

Life and Freedom

Hunger and malnutrition in central India.

Like Fireflies

Like Fireflies

Water privatization and dam-building in Chile creates outrage and anguish

More than Human (The Nano Revolution)

More than Human (The Nano Revolution)

Nano technology as diagnostic and treatment tool, stem cell therapy to tissue engineering.

On Campus N-Z

Near or Far? (Future Food Series)

Near or Far? (Future Food Series)

The Nigerian Minister for Agriculture, believes it is his job to ensure Nigerians eat food grown in Nigeria. Does this make sense?

The Nile Perch

The Nile Perch

An invasive species. a major commodity export, a community on Lake Victoria.

Nothing Like Chocolate

Nothing Like Chocolate

Solutions for a global chocolate industry that thrives on slave labor.

Old or New? (Future Food Series)

Old or New? (Future Food Series)

Social justice through gastronomy in Peru.

Orange Revolution

Orange Revolution

A chronicle of Ukraine's 2-04 presidential campaign..a precursor to the current conflict.

The Other Town

The Other Town

Shrewd and funny doc about the mutual contempt between the locals in a Greek and a Turkish town

Race, Power, and American Sports

Race, Power, and American Sports

How American sports has reproduced and challenged dominant ideas about race and racial difference.

The Remains of a River: From Source to Sea Down the Colorado

The Remains of a River: From Source to Sea Down the Colorado

Paddling down the Colorado River from Wyoming to Mexico.

The Sandstone Dilemma

The Sandstone Dilemma

Threats from mining to an indonesian river and attempts to protect it.

The Sea in Me

The Sea in Me

Life, culture, ecology and threats from development in a small Mediterranean coastal town.

Secondhand (Pepe)

Secondhand (Pepe)

The economy of secondhand clothing flows from North America to Haiti.

State of Conflict

State of Conflict

North Carolina as a testing ground for big money conservative politics.

Stay or Go? (Future Food Series)

Stay or Go? (Future Food Series)

Who will grow the food in an urbanized China?

The Taxing Question of Land

The Taxing Question of Land

This British film makes a pitch for a form of taxation first proposed by American economist Henry George.

War on Whistleblowers

War on Whistleblowers

Robert Greenwald's trenchant depiction of four whistleblowing cases.

Welcome to Nano City (Nano Revolution Series)

Welcome to Nano City (Nano Revolution Series)

The Whistle Blowers

The Whistle Blowers

Pesticides in bottled water and soft drinks made in India by Coca Cola and Pepsi.

Will Nano Save the Planet? (The Nano Revolution Series)

Will Nano Save the Planet? (The Nano Revolution Series)

Nano technology as a double-edged ecological sword.

Moderators

Barbara Adams

Barbara Adams

Associate Professor of Writing at Ithaca College

Stewart Auyash

Stewart Auyash

Associate Professor and Chair, Dept. of Health Promotion and Physical Education at Ithaca College

Thomas Bohn

Thomas Bohn

Former Dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communication

Jeff Claus

Jeff Claus

Musician and retired Associate Professor, Dept. of Education at Ithaca College.

Renate Ferro

Renate Ferro

Artist working in areas of emerging technology and culture.

Steve Ginsburg

Steve Ginsburg

Pendleton Endowed Chair at Ithaca Collegeís JB Pendleton Center in Los Angeles

Carla Golden

Carla Golden

Professor in the Department of Psychology and Faculty in the Honors Program at Ithaca College

Cecelia Lawless

Cecelia Lawless

Senior Lecturer in Romance Studies at Cornell University

Kati Lustyik

Kati Lustyik

Associate Professor, Media Arts, Sciences and Studies and Faculty, Television-Radio at Ithaca College

Timothy Murray

Timothy Murray

Professor of Comparative Literature and English and Director of the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University.

David Ost

David Ost

Joseph DiGangi Professor of Political Science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Claudia Pederson

Claudia Pederson

Assistant curator for new media for FLEFF

Wade Pickren

Wade Pickren

Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence at Ithaca College

Frank Robinson

Frank Robinson

Richard J. Schwartz Director of the Johnson Museum at Cornell University, for 19 years until retirement

Karen Rodriguez

Karen Rodriguez

Multimedia Coordinator at the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University

Todd Schack

Todd Schack

Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College

Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer

Assistant Professor in the Media and Society Program, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Wenhua Shi

Wenhua Shi

Assistant Professor of Art and Digital Art Cornell University

Steve Tropiano

Steve Tropiano

Director of the Ithaca College Los Angeles program

David Turkon

David Turkon

Associate Professor of Anthropology at Ithaca College

Andrew Utterson

Andrew Utterson

Assistant Professor of Screen Studies in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College