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

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“Our human landscape is our unwitting autobiography, reflecting our tastes, our values, our aspirations, and even our fears, in tangible, visible form. We rarely think of landscape that way, and so the cultural record we have 'written' in the landscape is liable to be more truthful than most autobiographies because we are less self-conscious about how we describe ourselves."

Axioms for Reading a LandscapePierce K. Lewis 

My name is Cassie Moore and I am currently in my final semester at Ithaca College.  I am a Planned Studies major, Environmental Screen Studieswhich codifies my academic interests and passions for environmental studies, photography and film theory. I currently reside in Ithaca, NY but am often found roaming around the forests of central Pennsylvania with my camera in tow.

Beyond my personal academic realms of interest, I spend my time watching documentaries about food systems, hiking, reading Steven Universe fanfic, and working on my photography with buds! You may also see me running around muttering things about zines and graphic design, looking slightly disheveled. 

Transitions always prompt me to reflect and envision. Where have I gone? Where will I go? How will these shifts in landscapes, culturally and environmentally, affect my perceptions, reactions and motivations?

When I was first introduced to the Ithaca College film festival, FLEFF, two years as a second semester transfer student, it was love at first sight!

The themes of environmental, cultural and systematic sustainability that the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival engaged with through film screenings, live events and community conversation seemed like something I would have dreamed up.

But it was real! Multiple classes that I have taken at IC engaged with FLEFF through various academic lenses allowing me to be a part of many enlightening film screenings and dialogues. These events gave me the opportunity to engage with ideas and theories of sustainability on campus in classrooms and downtown at Cinemapolis, by listening and watching local and visiting artists share their work and commentaries.

As a Senior undergrad student, the opportunity to intimately experience FLEFF by being a student intern blogger, is truly exciting for me! I am looking forward to the unique experiences that blogging for FLEFF has in store! 

LANDSCAPES is the theme of this year's Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. FLEFF runs from March 28 - April 3, 2016. 

 


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