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Jeremy Irons warns BLUE Ocean fest about pollution dangers to oceans listen

11/10/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: film, BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit, St. Petersburg, plastics, plastic pollution, pollution, oceans

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The BLUE Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit wrapped up in St. Petersburg over the weekend; Sunday night at Mahaffey Theater, actor Jeremy Irons was presented the festival’s Making Waves Award before his film Trashed was screened.

Trashed is about how over-consumption of disposable items is leading to unprecedented pollution of the air and water.

Irons was also part of a [panel discussion](http://blue2014.sched.org...

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Hillsborough will try to lure The Infiltrator film with $250K subsidy listen

03/05/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Tampa, film, Movies, IIFA, Hillsborough County Commission, subsidies

The Hillsborough County Commission is going into show business. Wednesday the board committed a quarter of a million dollars in subsidies to lure a feature film called The Infiltrator. It’s based on a non-fiction book set mainly in Tampa by a local author who worked for the Drug Enforcement agency investigating banks laundering money for Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel.

Commissioner Ken Hagan says the county’s financial incentive to snare the film is about a third of what was originally d...

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Director Oliver Stone: films cast imprint on American culture listen

04/26/13 Jim Bleyer
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Film director Oliver Stone has challenged socially accepted views of American history through films like Platoon and Wall Street. Stone spoke this month at Rollins College in Winter Park and he emphasized the roll of film on society.

Stone asserts movies wield enormous power to persuade and manipulate. The controversial director laments that unconventional views are underrepresented in the cinema. We were not allowed to interview Stone or record [his speech](http://www.rollins.edu/wpi/eve...

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Directors Lana Wilson and Martha Shane discuss the documentary After Tiller

04/11/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Lana Wilson and Martha Shane, the directors of After Tiller, discuss their film. After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, four American physicians-Dr. Leroy Carhart, Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. Shelley Sella and Dr. Susan Robinson were the only remaining providers of late-term abortions in the United States. Living under constant threat of violence, they continue to do their work. With unprecedented access into the lives of these doctors and the patients who seek their help...

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Ceceilia Peck the director of Brave Miss World talks about her film which is part of Through Women 's Eyes

04/04/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Ceceilia Peck, the director of Brave Miss World, talks about Linor Abargil who won the Miss World award in 1998 two weeks after she was brutally raped. The documentary follows Linor's speaking out and campaigning to get other rape victims to speak out and talk about their experiences. Linor started a web sight Linorspeaksout.com and almost immediately heard from women throughout the world. The film follows Linor as she speaks to women and girls and is a horrifying testimony to the extent of...

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Cathryne Czubek the director of a Girl and a Gun is part of the Through Women's Eyes film festival

04/04/13 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Cathryne Czubek, the director of A Girl and A Gun, talks about the different attitudes many women have about guns. Guns are important issues in our society and involve all of our lives yet very little is known about how women feel about guns. The film is Surprising and frank, and not surprisingly 80 % of guns are purchased by women for self protection but women and guns challenge the male stereotype of the typical gun owner. A Girl and a Gun is part of Through women's Eyes which is part o...

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Nancy Tong part of the Through Women's Eyes Film Festival talks about her film: Trailblazers in Habits

04/04/13 Nancy Tong with Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Nancy Tong is the director of the film "Trailblazers in Habits" which is a documentary about some of the first missionary sisters to go to China. Six Maryknoll nuns, with no prior missionary experience and unfamiliar with the culture, go to China in 1921. The film follows their path through the years of turmoil, chaos and revolution. The film also follows the involvement of the Maryknolls in America both as teachers and counselors at the Japanese/American internment camps during World War...

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Mandi Ballard talks about the film "Girl Rising"

03/28/13 Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View
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Mandi Ballard, a local attorney, talks about the film Girl Rising. Girl Rising is about 9 girls from 9 different countries and how they have overcome poverty, war, natural catastrophes, cultural prejudice and violence to pursue their dreams of education. The film pairs the girls with women writers from the same countries and a powerful dialogue and understanding of the culture emerges. Girl Rising is a documentary bringing attention to the 66 million young...

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Discussion with filmmakers James LaVeck & Jenny Stein

01/16/13 Duncan Strauss
Talking Animals
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A conversation with Tribe of Heart founders, James LaVeck & Jenny Stein, about their award-winning documentary films, film functioning as activism, and more. We also incorporated some listener calls.

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Review of women and films for 2012

01/03/13 Mary Glenney and Debbie Terry
From A Woman's Point of View
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Debbie Terry and Mary Glenney reviewed the various roles of women in films for 2012

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