CF100: 2016 04 17 – Film Festival & Community

Each week the Orlando Sentinel asks two questions of 100 community leaders in Central Florida. Those with access to the online Sentinel can read all of this  week’s 100-word responses here. For those without access, my responses are below. Selected responses appear in the Sunday edition while the on-line comments are available a day or two before.

What was the biggest story of the week?

Over the last week the 25th Florida Film Festival has provided a wonderful opportunity to view and discuss films that would not otherwise come our way. With over 170 current, independent, and international cinema, there’s more than any one person can take in but there’s certainly no ways anyone can say they didn’t have anything to do this week.

What will be the biggest story in the coming week?

In Central Florida we have a little break from the national storm that is dicey on all sides and an embarrassment on some. Presidential campaigning has highlighted different views of the kind of nation we want to be – not just in the policies we wish to enact but also in the way we treat one another and the way we engage our differences. What I find heartening is the number of local organizations and schools that are sponsoring events aimed at helping us engage difference in ways that are productive and that build rather than destroy community. Keep it up!

The series focuses on state and local news.

Read the Sentinel’s introduction to the series

Read my first post on the series.

My posts related to this can be found using the categories in the right sidebar. Click either Central Florida or Current Events.

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