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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 10:32PM
Kimberly Capehart


Blog posting written by Kimberly Capehart, Documentary Studies and Production ’16, FLEFF Blogger, Cherry Hill, New Jersey


Get ready, FLEFFers, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival is back and better than ever!

My name is Kimberly Capehart and I’m more than excited to start my first year of blogging with FLEFF.

I’m a freshman Documentary Studies and Production major and I’m currently pursuing a minor in Environmental Studies. So, naturally, FLEFF is my collegiate Prince Charming.

I grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, a suburb of Philadelphia. Living in South Jersey has given me the benefit of being only fifteen minutes away from a major city, and only forty-five minutes away from the infamous “Jersey Shore." Somewhere in between those two landmarks lie the Pine Barrens: Jersey’s own stretch of national forests, and a place I’ve been lucky enough to call home for my last twelve summers. The experiences I’ve had there and the outdoor education I received has really sparked my interest in all things environmental.

 This year’s festival will be exploring the theme of mobilities, a theme I feel is very important, in not just my life, but also my lifetime. As a teenager in the late 2000’s and early 2010’s I’ve had the privilege of a cell phone and my own car for several years. Along with the trust of some very awesome parents, I’ve been given considerable leeway to explore different places on my own.

I’m excited to bring my own experiences to the table as the festival explores the theme of mobility in the context of both film and new media.

Speaking of new media, FLEFF has some really cool, new partnerships with various new media outlets. I’m most excited to work with EngageMedia, a social media site that explores environmental and social issues in the Asia Pacific.


Why are you excited about this year’s FLEFF?

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