creators

 

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

suki dejong

Suki co-produced her first documentary film, THE RACE TOSAVE MASSACHUSETTS BAY, in 1989, while completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Massachusetts College of Art. In 2006, she graduated from the Zaki Gordon Institute for Independent Filmmaking in Sedona, AZ, and then went on to study at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. 

In 2006, she wrote, produced and directed, ALL APOLOGIES, which was a selection in the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival, and won several awards at local film festivals around Florida for best Short Documentary. ALL APOLOGIES took a riveting look at the death of a 24-year-old young man, which was attributed to a relatively unknown club drug (and popular rape drug) GHB, gamma hydroxy butyrate. 

Her latest film, THE STORY OF A FOREST, has been 8 years in the making. It’s a 35-minute feature film documenting the efforts of an environmental group who set out to save a 700-acre forest from being bulldozed by the fast-growing and seemingly innocent biotech industry. All filming was done in Palm Beach County, Florida.

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CO-PRODUCER

CO-PRODUCER

Ruddy turnstone

A mixed-race Desi from the southeastern so-called U.S., Ruddy Turnstone's is debuting in the film the Story of a Forest which she put serious sweat, blood and tears into making. 

In her non-film life, Ruddy Turnstone is the GE trees campaigner for Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP) and is on the Campaign to Stop GE Trees Steering Committee. She works to ban genetically engineered trees from commercialization globally, nationally and locally. 

She provides direct action climb trainings for Earth First!, Greenpeace, at Trans and Women’s Action Camps, and tree climbing to the public as recreation. 

Ruddy has been an Everglades Earth First! (EEF!) organizer since 2007. Through EEF! She provides direct action trainings and has worked with various coalitions on fighting energy infrastructure and biotech projects in “FL”. 

Writer

Writer

Panagoiti Tsolkas

Tsolkas is co-chair of the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition and co-founder of the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons as well as Prison Ecology Project, which maps the connections between mass incarceration and environmental degredation.

Panagioti was an editor for the Earth First! Journal 2009 - 2013. He also served as chairperson for the City of Lake Worth's Community Relations Board (tasked primarily with oversight of police conduct), and as an executive committee member of the Sierra Club's Loxahatchee Group.