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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view

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Posted by Alisha Tamarchenko at 9:39PM

The screen turns black and the credits start rolling.

You hear the shuffling of bags and coats as many audience members leave the theatre, satisfied with their experience. But the ones that stay that there is more -  the post-screening discussion.

The post-screening discussion is one of my favorite parts and I would like to encourage anyone who sees a FLEFF film this year and the next to stay that extra 30 minutes.

After seeing a film, I think it’s important to process and unpack before jumping up and heading to the next room. The discussion is the perfect opportunity for that. Not only do you have a chance to express your own thoughts but more importantly you get to hear how the film impacted others.

One of the most amazing things about FLEFF is the diversity of people it brings into one space – there are people from Cornell, IC and “townies;” professors, students and activists; and guests and filmmakers from all around the world.

It is such a rare opportunity to be in a space with people with so many different backgrounds and it makes for great conversation afterwards. Other people at the screening may see the film in a completely different light – why miss up on the opportunity to listen to those diverse perspectives! Always stay for the post-screening discussion!

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