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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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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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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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Even Breathing Is A Risk In One Of Orlando’s Poorest Neighborhoods

People inhale soot and noxious fumes from the car-laden highways encircling their historically black community.
Photograph: Chris McGonigal/Huffpost
via Even Breathing Is A Risk In One Of Orlando’s Poorest Neighborhoods | HuffPost.

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Trump Touts ‘Beautiful, Clean Coal’ And Fails To Link Disasters To Climate Change

“We have ended the war on American energy, and we have ended the war on beautiful, clean coal.”
Photograph: REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool
via Trump Touts ‘Beautiful, Clean Coal’ And Fails To Link Disasters To Climate Change | HuffPost.

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Montana Becomes First State To Set Its Own Net Neutrality Rules

“We can’t wait for folks in Washington to come to their senses,” says Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.
via Montana Becomes First State To Set Its Own Net Neutrality Rules | HuffPost.

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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 Damage Done by Trump’s Department of the Interior

“Under Ryan Zinke, the Secretary of the Interior, it’s a sell-off from sea to shining sea.”
Illustration by Tom Bachtel
via The Damage Done by Trump’s Department of the Interior | The New Yorker.

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US Congress asks if Russian money funded Trump golf courses

“‘Enormous amounts of capital’ flowed into UK and Ireland projects, analyst tells inquiry.”
Photograph: AFP/Getty Images
via US Congress asks if Russian money funded Trump golf courses | US news | The Guardian.

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5 Missing In Explosion At Oklahoma Drilling Site

Cause of the explosion remains unknown.
Photograph: Reuters
via 5 Missing In Explosion At Oklahoma Drilling Site | HuffPost.

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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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‘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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‘It was like Niagara Falls’: how California’s rich and poor united against a tide of mud

After wildfire and floods, nature has again taken its toll in California, from the rustic Verdugo mountains to Montecito’s celebrity homes.
Photograph: Wally Skalij/Getty Images
via ‘It was like Niagara Falls’: how California’s rich and poor united against a tide of mud | US news | The Guardian.

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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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Legal marijuana cuts violence says US study, as medical-use laws see crime fall

Murder and violent crime found to have decreased most in states bordering Mexico as drug cartels lose business to regulation
Photograph: Mathew Sumner/AP
via Legal marijuana cuts violence says US study, as medical-use laws see crime fall | World news | The Guardian.

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California’s last nuclear plant to close after unanimous vote by regulators

California’s last nuclear power plant — Diablo Canyon, whose contentious birth helped shape the modern environmental movement — will close in 2025, state utility regulators decided Thursday.
Photograph: Lance Iversen, SFC
via California’s last nuclear plant to close after unanimous vote by regulators – San Francisco Chronicle.

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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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