News, Views, Updates and More about the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The 15th Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) is pleased to announce this year’s cohort of graduate fellows of color. Fellows are invited to the festival for three days to immerse in workshops, lab, panels, screenings and discussions.
2012 FLEFF FELLOWS
Mansoor Behnam, Cultural Studies, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada
Robert Chang, Anthropology, New York University
Zaira Zarza Blanco, Cultural Studies, Queen's University, Ontario, Canada.
Adrianna Hernandez-Stewart, American Studies and Film, University of Buffalo
Carlos Jimenez, Film and Media, University of California Santa Barbara
Diana Louis, English, Emory University
Claude Mayo, Higher Education Administration, Penn State University 2012
Joanna Perez, Sociology, University of Illinois ~2016
Kimberly Ross , American and African Studies, University of Michigan
Jasmine Salters, Communications, Univesrity of
Luis Sierra, Latin American History, Binghamton
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The FLEFF Graduate Fellows of Color Program is coordinated by Warren Schlesinger, School of Business. This year’s review committee include Stewart Auyash, Health Promotion and Physical Education; Catherine Taylor, Writing; and Rachel Wagner, Philosophy and Religion.
The Graduate Fellows of Color Program is supported by the Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance at Ithaca College
FLEFF: A Different Environment
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Save the date for one of FLEFF's signature multi-media/multi-arts events: The Concert for Microtopias, Tuesday, March 27, Hockett Recital Hall, 8:15 p.m. FREE
Featured performers include Jairo Geronymo (piano), Cynthia Henderson (actor), Brad Hougham (baritone), Art Jones (live digital/video remix), Deborah Martin (piano), Kathleen Mulligan (actor), Phil Wilde and Ann Michel (producers) and Mary Zebell (designer).
This one-time only performance features music for two pianos, classical song, spirituals, poetry, live digital/video remix projections, and pageantry.
Music featured includes pieces by Shostakovitch, Bach, Barber, Ravel, Rachmaninoff. Poetry selections span Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Pablo Neruda, Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks.
Art Jones, a VJ renowned for his digitally manipulated and composited images, will produce visual mixing live with the ensemble. Jones has performed at new media and film festivals in Asia, Latin American and Europe as well as at museums and clubs throughout the United States.
The 15th Annual FLEFF runs March 25 through April 1, on the Ithaca College campus and at Cinemapolis.
FLEFF: A Different Environment
Monday, February 27, 2012
New media artist and documentary film director Laura Kissel will be in residence at FLEFF from March 27 thorugh April 1, sharing her new multimedia project, Cotton Road: From South Carolina to Shanghai in a series of workshops, discussions and screenings. Kissel is an IC alum with a degree in cinema and photography and currently serves as Director of the Film and Media Studies Program at the University of South Carolina.
Her documentary Cotton Road follows the production cycle of a global agricultural commodity through the stories of US farmers, migrant laborers, cotton merchants, Chinese textile workers, and consumers, illuminating the global trade in cotton and the connection between workers in the United States and China.
At the nexus of this story of labor, economics, and consumerism is a small cotton seed, planted in a field in South Carolina in late spring. Though the story originates in a cotton field, it culminates at a discount store with the sale of mass produced cotton clothing.
Cotton Road travels from farm to factory to reveal this industrial story: planting and harvest, mechanized ginning, the transportation of 420,000 bales through the port of Savannah and across the ocean to Shanghai.
Once in China, cotton bales are conveyed to factory cities, transformed from bale to textile, from textile to product and exported as cotton commodified into clothing, back to the American South.
More on 2012 FLEFF Microtopias programming HERE.
FLEFF, A Different Environment
Friday, February 24, 2012
The new feature length documentary chronicling the rising water levels in Louisiana, VEINS IN THE GULF, has just been confirmed for 2012 FLEFF Microtopias program at Cinemapolis.
Creating a complex weave linking rising water levels, destruction of coast lines, Hurricane Katrina, Cajun culture, the BP oil spill, oil and energy, bayou ecologies, public policy battles and the fishing industries, VEINS IN THE GULF changes how we think about and see Louisiana. The state of Louisiana produces a majority of our seafood and energy, as we learn in this exquisitely photographed and intricately edited film.
VEINS IN THE GULF screens Sunday April 1 at Cinemapolis.
Watch the trailer for the film HERE.
Codirectors and renowned documentary filmmakers Elizabeth Coffman and Ted Hardin will be present for the post-screening discussion.