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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Blog posting by Erica Moriarty, Documentary Studies and Production '16, Houston, Texas
Great music? Beautiful cinematography? Compelling stories? Name just about anything, and FLEFF will have it this year.
Personally, my list of interests is insanely eclectic. Yet, this year’s line up includes at least one movie covering nearly every interest. Somehow, I managed to narrow them down to my top three.
1. Wild Style
This 1983 hip hop film produced by Charles Ahearn, covers everything a hip hop dancer like myself would want to know about the genre. The film showcases quite a few big names from the decade such as Fab Five Freddy, Lee Quinones and Lady Pink. Love any part of hip hop culture from MCs to b-boys to graffiti? This is one film any hip hop lover won’t want to miss.
Here in the United States, I know I can be a journalist with very little repercussion. Freedom of speech allows me to print and upload essentially anything on my mind. Sri Lanka is a very different case. This film explores journalists risking their life to practice their profession. Silenced Voices is a must-see for any budding journalist.
I am one sucker for a love story. Habibi does not fall short of the ultimate “chick flick”, but the film also presents the interesting human rights issues surrounding traditional and religious environments. As Qays and Layla fight for their love, they must choose between their people and their heart. Habibi is perfect for those who root for the star-crossed lovers.
Be sure to check out the rest of this year’s line up! Which films are you most excited to see?