Filmmakers on what it means to have their docs screened at #OEFF2017

“It is a great honor to have Shifting Sands included with such a wonderful lineup of environmental films.  Having the film accepted in the festival helps shine a light on the amazing role the Midwest has played in not only cleaning up our environment locally, but nationally and around the world as well.”

Tom Desch, co-producer, “Shifting Sands”

“Sharing Crying Earth Rise Up with audiences near Chicago is important given that Illinois is home to the most nuclear power facilities in the nation. It's important for everyone to recognize that the energy cycle has many destructive elements and as we flip our electricity switches, six minutes out of every ten are brought to us by nuclear energy. We are grateful for the opportunity to share this film with One Earth audiences.”

—Suree Towfighnia, director, “Crying Earth Rise Up”

“It is gratifying to see food issues recognized as being linked to the environment, since that link hasn’t always been widely accepted as important. I like the film festival channel for introducing films because you can count on having very engaged audience members who will ask good questions, and might become ambassadors for your film and its message. It’s also nice to have that immediacy of engaging with an audience right after they’ve seen the film and (hopefully) made an emotional connection to it.”

—Leo Horrigan, Food System Correspondent, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, "Food Frontiers"

Martin Boudot

Martin Boudot

“[On behalf] of the producing team, I can say I am really proud of being part of the One Earth Festival. Part of our documentary takes places in the USA, but the topic we have chosen is a worldwide cause: the effect of pesticides on children. The One Earth Film Festival is an inspiring festival where our documentary could have an impact on citizens.

—Martin Boudot, reporter and filmmaker, Toxic Chemicals: Kids in Danger