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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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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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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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Attend City Commissioner Meeting to Protect Alachua County’s Water

From City Commissioner Mike Byerly:

“If you have only enough time or motivation to attend one government meeting in 2018 in defense of our environment, make it Jan. 23rd, 5pm, at the County Administration building.  The stakes are high, and turnout could make the difference.

Alachua County is a “charter county.”  That means we have a charter, sort […]

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A Deadly Brain-Invading Worm Is Disturbingly Widespread in Florida

The joint project between the University of Florida’s UF College of Veterinary Medicine and the Florida Museum of Natural History discovered traces of rat lungworm in five of the 18 counties studied, Alachua, Leon, St. Johns, Orange, and Hillsborough.
Image: CDC
Source: Gizmodo

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Energy Burden – WUFT News

Energy comes at a much greater cost for Gainesville’s poor, from the portion of income spent on utilities to the days without power after Hurricane Irma. A special report on why the poor pay more, and what we can do.​
Photo by Drea Cornejo.
via Energy Burden – WUFT News.

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Cinema Verde Anniversary Party at Rum 138!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38sqsrliKBo

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“24 Hours of Climate Reality” Gainesville Watch Party

The Climate Reality Project Gainesville Chapter is organizing a Kickoff Watch Party, Monday, December 4th , for the seventh-annual, broadcast of the 24 Hours of Reality, a 24-hour event focusing on the climate crisis  and its solutions hosted by former US Vice President and Climate Reality Founder and Chairman Al Gore.

There will also be local […]

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Award-Winning Filmmakers Submit New Films to Cinema Verde 2018

Acclaimed director Scott E. Schimmel and Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Mark Kitchell have submitted new films to Cinema Verde’s 9th Annual International Environmental Film & Arts Festival. Cinema Verde has not only screened their work in previous years, these filmmakers have personally attended the festival.
Scott E. Schimmel (left) at Cinema Verde’s 2017 International Environmental Film […]

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Support Us on Black Friday!

Support us when you shop on Black Friday. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/27-3021913 and Amazon donates to Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival.

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