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POV Docs at Princeton Environmental Film Festival

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The Princeton Environmental Film Festival is back and this year’s impressive line-up brings a number of hard-hitting docs to central New Jersey.

The festival’s opening weekend (Thursday, January 26 – Sunday, January 29) drew more than 1400 people and films included: Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology (Tiffany Shlain), Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air (Jaime Bernanke), Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? (Taggart Siegel), Shellshocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves (Emily Driscoll), Rescuing the Raritan (Eric Schultz), Revenge of the Electric Car (Chris Paine), Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (Marilyn and Hal Weiner), Food Stamped (Shira and Yoav Potash) and Overdrive: Istanbul in the New Millennium (Aslihan Unaldi).

The closing weekend of the film festival (Thursday, February 9 – Sunday, February 12, 2012) includes two POV films – 2012 Oscar®-nominated If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (POV 2011) and The City Dark, premiering on POV in 2012. Both screenings are followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and are free and open to the public! Details are below.

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front by Marshall Curry & Co-director Sam Cullman

Princeton, NJ

If a Tree Falls
Friday, February 10, 2012, 7 PM

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Oscar®-nominated co-director Sam Cullman!

The City Dark by Ian Cheney

Princeton, NJ

The City Dark
Saturday, February 11, 2012, 7 PM

A Q&A with filmmaker Ian Cheney and Michael Lemonick, senior science writer for Climate Central, will follow the screening!

Save the dates, and check the site for a full festival line-up and any additions or changes to the schedule. Festival news & updates can also be found on the PEFF Facebook page.

The Princeton Environmental Film Festival is sponsored by the Princeton Public Library. All screenings and talks will be held in the Community Room on the 1st floor of the Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey.

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Jamie Dobie
Jamie Dobie
Jamie worked in the Community Engagement and Education Department at POV from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining POV in 2010, Jamie worked at Northwestern University's satellite campus in Doha, Qatar, where she was part of the team tasked with setting up the school's film and journalism programs in the Middle East. She has worked in various capacities on many documentary film crews around the world, including productions in West Africa, and has worked closely with acclaimed filmmaker Margaret Brown. Jamie has also previously worked in the exhibition department at the Field Museum of Natural History and the education and cinema programming departments at the Block Museum of Art. She holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Radio/TV/Film and African Studies.