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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Thursday, April 3, 2014
On his way to Ithaca, Andrew Lowenthal from EngageMedia took a moment to speak with me on the phone. Despite a fuzzy connection we managed to have a great conversation about global media engagement and activism. Little did I know that in this conversation I would receive some of the best advice for my future life in media.
Lowenthal said there are two things that graduates need to do if they plan to pursue media as a form of activism and global change:
1. Learn at least one language.
2. Live in another place for at least a year. Even multiple places for multiple years.
"There are some people who will say that you can do all this while sitting in front of your computer screen," Lowenthal added. "But that's simply not true." You have to live and experience other cultures in order to really get a sense of our world.