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We’re in the Ithaca Times!

Posted on June 21, 2012 by shira

Since moving to Ithaca in 2008, it’s been a dream of mine to be in the Ithaca Times, our local weekly paper, and this week it happened! There’s a full-page piece about our documentary Empowered: Power from the People with quite a bit of back story about my prior filmmaking experience and why Ithaca is such a great place to make movies. Here’s an excerpt and you can read the full article: Do-It-Yourself Film Ethic Empowers Ithaca

Evergreen and her partner moved upstate from the city for both professional and personal reasons. “All the physical spaces gave us the financial and emotional space to tackle film making,” she said. “We started out in Ithaca and set up a graphics business, and we now live in Dryden. It’s less than an acre, but it seems like so much coming from the city.” She has been applying the energy efficiency lessons that she learned while making Empowered to her own house.

What advantages are there to making films out in the hinterlands? “Well, the overall pace of life is a relief,” Evergreen said. “It promotes creativity and collaboration. There’s a big word-of-mouth community, and everyone is eager to tell a story that reflects pride in the community. Empowered quickly became more about the people than about the [alternative energy] systems.”

Haven’t seen the film yet? You can get the dvd or watch it online for $4.99.

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  2. Ithaca Freeskool: We Are All Teachers – New Video!
  3. Report from the Community Sneak Peek of “Empowered”
  4. Shirari Won the City of Ithaca MLK Freedom Walkway Logo Contest
  5. Share Tompkins and Shira in the NY Times!

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