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March 2017

PEFF: Investing in Community

March 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Screening and Panel Discussion will take place in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Screening of Small Business Across America — a short film that explores how small businesses drive our economy and help communities bond and prosper. The film will be followed by a panel of local entrepreneurs and business owners discussing the advantages and challenges of running a small business in the global economy and a Q&A. Featuring Alec Gioseffi (Cherry Valley Cooperative Center for…

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PEFF: Death By A Thousand Cuts

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Screening and Q&A will be at the Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are free and will be available at the Princeton Garden Theatre. In Death By A Thousand Cuts, Eligio Eloy Vargas, alias Melaneo, a Dominican Park Ranger in the Sierra de Bahoruco National Park was found brutally murdered by machete. At the time, he was believed to have been on patrol investigating an illegal charcoal production site often run by…

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PEFF: Catching the Sun

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Screening will be in the Community Room, Prinmceton Public Library As the global race to lead the clean energy future kicks into full gear, an unlikely ensemble of characters in the US and China make radical moves: activist Van Jones transitions from leading a solar-installation training program in Richmond, CA into the spotlight of public policy as his trainees fight for employment in a market that hasn’t caught up to their skillset; Wally Jiang, a charismatic Chinese entrepreneur, dreams of…

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PEFF: One Big Home

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Screening in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library Trophy homes threaten the unique character of Martha’s Vineyard. Ten, fifteen, even twenty-thousand-square-foot houses are going up around the Island. Not only do these mansions stand in stark contrast to traditional cottages, most sit empty for ten months a year yet are heated year round. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, carpenter and Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival founder Thomas Bena takes off his tool belt and picks…

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PEFF: Makwa Jiimaan: Deep Water, Deep Roots

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Screening wll be in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library In the summer of 2016, six Teme-Augama Anishnabai youth set out to build a traditional birch bark canoe. Scouting, harvesting, and building all from their traditional homeland n’Daki-Menan. Watch as these young adults embrace their culture and answer the call to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors and build a canoe by traditional means. 2016 | 60 minutes Directed by Derrick LaMere; produced by Derrick LaMere, Robin Potts, John…

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PEFF: Melting Stars

March 31 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Svreening will be in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library Melting Stars unravels the mystery behind one of the largest most catastrophic species die off’s in recorded history. In the summer of 2013 a scuba diver off the coast of West Vancouver discovered that the starfish were dying off in the millions and suffering. This is the premiere screening of the film. 2017 | 15 minutes Directed and produced by Kate Green

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PEFF: Herald of the Sea

March 31 @ 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Screening will be in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library Alabamians know oysters as a delicious delicacy, but they are also a crucial species that clean our waters and protect our shorelines. Already stressed due to ongoing pollution and water degradation, oyster populations were hit hard by the BP oil spill while ongoing oil and gas exploration and the potential for future spills leave them vulnerable. In this film we trace the impacts on the ecological power of oysters as…

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PEFF: The Land Beneath Our Feet

March 31 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bowen Hall, Princeton, NJ 08540 United States

The screening will be in Bowen Hall, Auditorium Room 222, Princeton University The Land Beneath Our Feet weaves together rare archival footage from a 1926 Harvard expedition to Liberia with the journey of a young Liberian man, uprooted by war, seeking to understand how the past has shaped land conflicts in his country today. This film is an explosive reminder of how large-scale land grabs are transforming livelihoods across the planet. Film followed by Q&A with director Gregg Mitman. Co-Sponsored…

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PEFF: Birds of May

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Screening will be in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library The New Jersey premiere of Birds of May, by filmmaker Jared Flesher, tells the story of the federally threatened rufa red knot and its annual visit to the Delaware Bay. Following the movie, stay for a Q&A with the director, a presentation by shorebird biologist Larry Niles and Conserve Wildlife Foundation’s David Wheeler, wildlife art by James Fiorentino, and poetry readings by the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Program, featuring Cynthia…

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PEFF Teen Event: April and the Extraordinary World

March 31 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Screening will be for high school/college age students only in the Community Room of the Princeton Public Library Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy…

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April 2017

PEFF: The Eagle Huntress

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Screening will be held in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library. The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13 year old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, The Eagle Huntress features an intimate tale of a young girl’s…

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PEFF: A Plastic Ocean

April 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Screening will be in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library A Plastic Ocean begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic…

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PEFF: The Pine Barrens

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Frist Campus Center, Frist Ln
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States

Scvreening will be held at Frist Campus Center, Lecture Hall 302, Princeton University. The Pine Barrens explores the symbiotic yet sometimes destructive relationship between man and nature. Through impressions of moments with individuals spanning several years, the film looks the ways in which a sense of place has influence on identity and at how the feeling of loss, both of a way of life and through the gradual development of the environment which gave birth to that way of life,…

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PEFF: In Pursuit of Silence

April 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Screening will take place in the Community Room, Primnceton Public Library   In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives. Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s ground-breaking composition 4’33”, In Pursuit of Silence takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe– from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of the loudest city on the planet, Mumbai during the wild festival…

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PEFF: Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

April 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Screening will take place in the Community Room, Princeton Public Library.   In 1960, Jane Jacob’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners and architects reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York to stop ‘master builder’ Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for…

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