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Posted by Kimberly Capehart at 9:32PM
Festivals, like airports, bring together an array of people.

Blog posting by Kimberly Capehart, Documentary Studies and Production '16, FLEFF Blogger, Cherry Hill, NJ 

As I’m sitting in the Philadelphia International Airport awaiting a connecting flight to Chicago, in the midst of my intense people–watching in the sunny airport on this sleepy Saturday morning, I’ve been reflecting a lot on the past 7 weeks.

I’m watching tense businesspeople shuffle by: chatting into their cell phones, a large number of Greek-character clad young women strolling around, anxious parents trying to keep up with their excited young children and thinking to myself about how this airport setting is not unlike that of a film festival.

Airports, much like festivals, bring a number of different people together from different walks of life for the same purpose. While airports may assemble all of these different people for travel purposes, film festivals assemble people for the purpose of meaningful, intellectual conversation about various ideas.

As a blogger for the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, I’ve already so many meaningful conversations with so many unique people in the past 7 weeks. But with only 3 weeks until the festival kicks off, I’m eagerly anticipating all of the conversations and idea sharing to come.

Festivals are about community; about meeting people you never would have met on your own, and about engaging in intellectual conversations with those people in a different environment.

While I’m looking back on the past few weeks, I’m also looking forward. It’s time for you to start thinking about the 17th annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival!

What are you most looking forward to at FLEFF? 

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