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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Class of 2012
I’m a vagabond of passions.
One of my biggest regrets is ever believing I had to chose just one. As a college senior, Ithaca College is my third undergraduate institution, and I’m surrounded by so many other students and faculty, who like me, have discovered it’s a beautiful thing to be abundantly passionate.
That’s why I know I belong at FLEFF. I don’t have to choose one form of expression because FLEFF celebrates it all.
I added an anthropology minor in the second semester of my junior year. My love for the human condition was what made it hard to find my niche in media for so long, but now I know I can intertwine them.
When you’re a college senior the “real world” becomes ever more real and scary, and some how society pressures make it seem like graduating college becomes a quarter life crisis. Who are you going to be? What are you going to do? How much money are you going to make? How are you going to leave your mark on this world?
It’s nauseating yet exhilarating.
These questions may not be completely answerable in one day, or one lifetime. In many ways I feel like a born-again activist. I'm a pescetarian, I've stopped using plastics (to the best of my ability), and have started to put extra money towards saving endangered species.
After living in Los Angeles for a month, in the fast lane towards my then dream of being a television writer, I realized that I didn’t want to contribute to society by creating entertainment, but creating change. Media is a powerful thing. It's a universal language and it's ability to tug on heartstrings and make a difference in this world is amazing. I see it as a blessing to be in love with too many things, because there’s no such thing.
FLEFF is allowing me not only to share my love of writing with you, but to give you an insiders look into the beautiful world that it commemorates.
I’m thirsty for knowledge and love to be well informed – perhaps it’s because I’m the child of two academics. I’m in love with the idea of FLEFF because it turns these issues into art and expression, and I can’t wait to be involved with all that it has to offer.
I'm a sap. I cry when I'm happy, and I cry when I'm sad. I get inspired easily. I want to know: Is there any film, photo, or piece of art (music included) that has moved you towards inspiration to make the world a better place?