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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Blog post written by Kristen Tomkowid, Journalism '15, FLEFF Intern, Poughkeepsie, New York.
Although, this is my first year doing FLEFF, I feel like I've been a part of it for while now. Since Ithaca is the inspiration for the festival, it seems like I have been learning and growing with all this environmentalism for the past two years.
To me, FLEFF is a way to start a conversation about issues that are affecting us from all over the world. FLEFF spreads the word about problems that we face that we may never have been aware of otherwise. It tells us about political, environmental, social, and universal troubles thus allowing us to take part in their solutions. The films shown inspire and call for action.
This year's films range from hip-hop to the fracking debate and they all focus on the idea of mobilities. They all deal with the movement of some ideas and immobility of others. As an intern we are getting out our ideas through EngageMedia and the Derive app. We will spread what we are passionate about in new and creative ways.
How do you get out your ideas? Leave a comment!