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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Monday, February 27, 2012
Blog posting written by Jennifer Barish, Communication Management & Design ‘14, FLEFF intern, Skokie, IL
JB: Why did you join FLEFF?
DA: I wanted to do something […] to reach a goal. Something related to my major. And something I enjoy doing.
JB: So what do you enjoy?
DA: That’s a loaded question. I really like films. And music. FLEFF has both. I’m also interested in marketing and this was a great opportunity to learn more.
JB: Who would play you in the film version of your life?
DA: I hope maybe Carrie Mulligan. She is beautiful and one of the best actresses around. She is a calm and sensitive woman. And I like to think of myself as a calm and sensitive woman (laughs).
JB: I’m going to read you the description of FLEFF’s theme, Microtopias. Then, tell me, what are the first three words that come to mind?
DA: Culture. Individualism. Relationships
JB: Of those three words which word resonates most with you?
DA: I’m not sure. I think they’re all connected. Our culture is made of people trying to be individuals. I am one of those people trying to bring something new to the table.
JB: What do you bring to the table?
DA: A little pizazz. That’s where the relationship comes in. I bring something different to every relationship.
JB: Monster truck or clown car?
DA: Clown car. Then I can be with a bunch of people […] cramped in the back seat with a lot of clowns (we both laugh).
JB: Are you a glass half full kind of girl?
DA: Yeah, I guess.
JB: Glass half full of what?
DA: Black coffee.
The conversation quickly unraveled from here. We covered all the life bases: future goals, mundane week worries, love, and our frustration with the word microtopia. I sipped my tea (Dylan had coffee) and learned about a unique woman outside the realm of college classrooms or school-sponsored activities.
Our chat may have veered from academic theories and professional aspirations, but FLEFF certainly started the conversation.
It was a joy chatting with Dylan, and she will surely bring her quintessential “pizazz” to the festival.