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

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Posted by Hannah Raskin at 12:40PM
Julia Manchester

Perusing all of the blogger introductions I realized that while we as FLEFF interns are united by a common purpose, our reasons for working for the festival are varied. Those reasons are shaped by our different experiences, our passions and our aspirations for the future. I was intrigued by my fellow intern's stories and wanted to know more, so I sat down with Freshman Television and Radio major Julia Manchester. Julia is from Orlando Florida, but don't ask her if she goes to Disney World all the time; she's more of a Universal Studios person. That isn't to say that she doesn't like Mickey Mouse.

Hana Raskin- Why did you decide to intern with FLEFF?

Julia Manchester- I'm interested in broadcast news journalism, but I think the environment is such an important part of news today. It's important to learn about, and FLEFF will give me the opportunity to do that.

HR- Can you talk a little bit about your experience so far?

JM- I tabled at Cinemapolis, which was cool because we got an inside look at how a movie theater works and how a festival fits into that.

HR- Do you feel like this internship has made you more a part of the downtown community?

JM- I definitely think so, I've gotten to speak to lots of people who live in Ithaca when I've been tabling at Cinemapolis or at events.

HR- What are you looking most forward to?

JM- I'm interested in seeing the films and meeting the directors. I'm more of a newsperson, so I'm interested in learning about the film side.

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