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Hidden Secrets of the Florida Springs Director Bob Guiguere: ‘We wanted to share… these hidden treasures’

Florida-based independent filmmaker Bob Guiguere sat down with us to talk about his new documentary Hidden Secrets of Florida Springs, a Cinema Verde official selection. Guigere will be giving an audience Q&A after the screening of his film on Saturday, February 10th, at 6:57 pm.
Bob Guiguere directed his first documentary after he began to work […]

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Cycles of Change Producer Robin Canfield on the Future of “Bicimaquinas”

By Daniel Salazar
Robin Canfield, whose film Cycles of Change will be screened in Cinema Verde this Friday, February 9th, at 3:00 pm at the Hippodrome, took a few moments to talk with us about his company Actuality Media and the genesis of his work.

Actuality Media was born out of a marriage of co-founders Robin and Aubrey […]

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The Evolution of Organic Director Mark Kitchell: ‘Soil Can Save Us’

By Caitlin Morin

We had an interview with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Kitchell about his new documentary The Evolution of Organic. A Cinema Verde official selection, the film tells the story of the past, present, and future of organic agriculture. The Evolution of Organic will be shown at the Ninth Annual Cinema Verde International Environmental Film […]

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Documentary Film Nerve Covers Environmental Activist Craig Williams’ Historic Fight for the Responsible Disposal of Chemical Weapons

By Daniel Salazar

We sat down for an interview with environmental activist Craig Williams, the subject of documentary film Nerve, a Cinema Verde official selection. During the interview, Williams discusses how he got involved with activism, his current efforts, and his historic fight against the incineration of chemical weapons. 
Upon his return from military service during the Vietnam […]

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An Interview with Director Anu Kuivalainen and the Beauty of Finland’s Forest

By Daniel Salazar

We had an interview with independent filmmaker Anu Kuivalainen about her new film, Into the Forest I Go. A Cinema Verde official selection, Into the Forest I Go is a documentary about ten separate characters’ relationship with Finland’s forests. During the interview, we talked about the making of the film, Kuivalainen’s directorial approach, […]

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Cinema Verde Official Selection Sprayed Explores the Effect of Airborne Chemicals on International Communities

By Daniel Salazar

We had an interview with independent filmmaker Craig Leon and Miami Beach activist Dr. Michael Hall to discuss Sprayed, Leon’s new documentary.
A Cinema Verde official selection and winner of the Best Documentary Short at the Hollywood Film Festival, Sprayed covers the controversies surrounding the use of airborne chemicals in Brazil, Vietnam, and Miami, […]

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An Interview with Standing Rock, Take Me From the River Director Denny Rauen

By Caitlin Morin
Denny Rauen, director of Standing Rock, Tame Me from the River talked to us about his new documentary in this exclusive interview. Rauen will attend Cinema Verde and hold an audience Q&A after the screening of his film.
 

One day Denny Rauen found himself protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline with the Overpass Light Brigade […]

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The Final Year review – Trump looms over poignant portrait of Obama’s farewell

“Greg Barker’s respectful film, shot behind the scenes at the White House, documents the end of an era – and the shock of what happened next.”
Photograph: Pete Souza/The White House
via The Final Year review – Trump looms over poignant portrait of Obama’s farewell | Film | The Guardian.

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Cinema Verde and Changeville Official Selection The Florida Project Gets Academy Award Nomination

Sean Baker’s The Florida Project (2017), a Cinema Verde and Changeville Official Selection, got an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Willem Dafoe’s performance as Bobby, the manager of the motel in which the protagonists Halley (Bria Vinaite) and her daughter Moonee (a six-year-old Brooklynn Prince). Dafoe also earned Best Supporting Actor nominations […]

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Stolen River Director Krisztina Danka: We Are All Responsible for the Yamuna River

By Daniel Salazar
Independent films often take up causes that have gone unnoticed, and a filmmaker’s efforts to raise visibility can make a big difference. In this exclusive interview, Krisztina Danka, director of Cinema Verde Official Selection and LIFFT Best Green Film winner The Stolen River, discusses the creation of her new documentary.
A family is filmed taking […]

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Stolen River Director Krisztina Danka: We Are All Responsible for the Yamuna River

By Daniel Salazar
Independent films often take up causes that have gone unnoticed, and a filmmaker’s efforts to raise visibility can make a big difference. In this exclusive interview, Krisztina Danka, director of Cinema Verde Official Selection and LIFFT Best Green Film winner The Stolen River, discusses the creation of her new documentary.
A family is filmed taking […]

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‘Is whistleblowing worth prison or a life in exile?’: Edward Snowden talks to Daniel Ellsberg

The two most famous whistleblowers in modern history discuss Steven Spielberg’s new film, The Post, about Ellsberg’s leaking of the Pentagon Papers, the personal cost of what they did – and if they’d advise anybody to follow in their footsteps.
Composite: Getty Images & Alan Rusbridger/Guardian
via ‘Is whistleblowing worth prison or a life in exile?’: Edward […]

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Looking Back: The Age of Stupid

By Caitlin Morin and Daniel Salazar
The Age of Stupid (2009)
The Age of Stupid (2009) was one of the 12 films screened at the very first Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival, and nine years later it remains one of the very best movies we have had the honor to bring to the Gainesville community. Directed by […]

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Looking Back: Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist

By Daniel Salazar
Peter J. Brown (left) at Cinema Verde’s 2012 Film & Arts Festival (Photo by Rob Osiecki)
Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist (2012) directed by Peter J. Brown, arguably best known for his stint on Animal Planet’s hit TV show, Whale Wars, is one of the most controversial films we have shown in Cinema Verde, and […]

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Looking Back: The Human Experiment

By Elliot Nasby and Daniel Salazar
The Human Experiment (2013), a Cinema Verde 2014 Official Selection, and winner of the Cinema Verde Health Award, has gone on to attract international attention for its educational take on an often ignored modern health crisis. Cinema Verde is proud to have hosted a film that has received such widespread […]

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Ben Rhodes: ‘Obama has a serenity that I don’t. I get more exercised’

“He spent 10 years as Barack Obama’s right-hand man. As a new film puts him in the spotlight, he talks high-stakes diplomacy and the chaos of Trump’s White House.”
Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo
via Ben Rhodes: ‘Obama has a serenity that I don’t. I get more exercised’ | Film | The Guardian.

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6 Of The Most Bizarre News Stories In 2017

It’s tough to believe so much weirdness was crammed into a single year.
Photograph: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
via 6 Of The Most Bizarre News Stories In 2017 | HuffPost.

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‘Not ashamed’: dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove

Members of the tiny Japanese community, which was vilified in the 2009 documentary, speak to the Guardian about fishing and their way of life.

via ‘Not ashamed’: dolphin hunters of Taiji break silence over film The Cove | World news | The Guardian.

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Gloria Allred and Idris Elba headline Sundance film festival 2018 lineup

Documentary about women’s rights lawyer will join British actor’s directorial debut, Yardie, alongside films starring Daisy Ridley and Keira Knightley.
Photograph: Vianney Le Caer/Rex/Shutterstock
Source: The Guardian

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