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Clip of the Week: "Green Gotham"

Clip of the Week, News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

New show alert! For today's Clip of the Week, we're excited to point your attention to "Green Gotham," a biweekly show in which host Lew Blaustein interviews the people who make NYC the greenest city in the U.S.

In this episode, Blaustein talks to Tyler Adkins, Director of Sustainable Lighting Solutions at the New York City office of UGE, a company whose mission is for the world to be powered 100% by renewable energy. Tyler shares how UGE is pushing towards that goal with innovative solar and wind solutions in New York and elsewhere. So great.

Watch the clip, and be sure to follow "Green Gotham" on Facebook and YoutTube for updates. Enjoy!

MNN El Barrio Firehouse to Host 2014 International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival

Events, MNN El Barrio Firehouse, News and Views By Lee Walker Helland

Save the dates!

On November 13th, 14th and 15th, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center will host more than a dozen movie screenings as part of the 2014 International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival (IPRHFF).

The festival, dedicated to helping artists explore issues surrounding Puerto Rican heritage and "develop their craft with direct input from their target audiences," runs throughout NYC from November 12th to 16th. The MNN El Barrio Firehouse regularly hosts events aimed at creating dialogue and relationships among activists, artists, cultural institutions, media organizations and local residents. Hosted in the George C. Stoney Community Studio, these forums foster collaboration, social service and social justice in the Harlem community and beyond.

A sponsor of IPRHFF, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse will present 16 films, exploring a wide range of themes including violence, religion, love, drugs, end of innocence and much more. ...

Video: Producer of "Dear White People" on HerFlix

News and Views, Programming Highlights By Lee Walker Helland

Curious about Dear White People, the movie that's getting all the buzz right now?

Who wouldn't be? The critically acclaimed film won the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and this "satire addressed to everyone," now in wide release, has quickly become the fall season's must-see.

Whether you've seen it yet or not, you'll love this recently uploaded clip from MNN's "HerFlix"! Shot at Sundance, the segment presents a fabulous interview with Dear White People producer Effie Brown.

Watch the clip to hear Brown talk about the inspirations...