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2012 Sustainability Short Film Competition Awards

 
Voices of the Gulf

"Voices of the Gulf - A Message to North Carolina"

A message from Sara Dorsey with the UNCG Sustainability Committee:

We had a great evening on Thursday at the Weatherspoon Art Museum—great entries, great food, great music, great messages from all of our film makers.  Here are links for the entries we had this year with links for those of you who could not come…or maybe for you who could come and want to share them with your friends.

First of all, a heartfelt thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Barnabas Network, Fund 4 Democratic Communities, Goat Lady Dairy, Sierra Club, Tate Street CoffeeUNCG Office of Leadership and Service Learning, UNCG Sustainability CommitteeWeatherspoon Art Museum and Zaytoon.

Third Prize went to Contagious Media Productions for “Flora” by Mike Dickens and Caitlin Rhyne.  A poetic, thought-provoking narrative on preserving our natural resources. It is on Vimeo and was created for the 48 Hour Go Green Film Competition last year.  This year their 48 Hour entry is “Fragile Creatures“—go here to watch and vote—March 25 is the last day, so vote SOON!

Second Prize went to “Sustainability For Everyone: Rethinking Piedmont Ideas about Living Green and Local”—Andrew J. Young, et al. This film is about about the cultural sustainability of the Montagnard traditions in Greensboro which was introduced by the impressive young woman, Lek Siu.

First Prize went to “Voices From the Gulf – A Message to North Carolina”—Todd Tinkham, Molly Matlock, Ben Turney, and Bill L. Elias. A moving call from Gulf Coast citizens to people in North Carolina to resist giving in to political pressures for off shore drilling—this is part of a larger project called “Dispersed” they are working on that includes the issue of fracking as well.

Special thanks to the musicians, Aaron Bond and Melvin Holland and to Zaytoon for delicious food and drink and to the wonderful Weatherspoon for hosting us!

Huzzah to all for an excellent 2012 Third Annual UNCG Sustainability Shorts Film Competition.

— Sarah Dorsey

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