Student-Run Environmental Film Festival Begins April 5


Since the first Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY), back in 2009, student organizers have tried to create an event that is enjoyed by the entire greater New Haven community. Yet there has often remained a perception that it’s just for students.

So this year organizers are taking the festival into to the community. For the first time one of the highlighted feature films, “Seed: The Untold Story,” will be presented, on April 6, at the United Church on the Green in downtown New Haven.

The documentary, which highlights the “David-versus-Goliath” fight by seed keepers to protect the future of the earth’s food, tackles a critical issue in a way that’s accessible, compelling, even light-hearted at times, said Leah Michaelsen, Director of Marketing and Communications for EFFY.