1. Tribeca Film Festival 2012: Current Covers

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    For many native New Yorkers like myself, the first Tribeca Film Festival in 2002 was a breath of fresh air. The brainchild of Producer Jane Rosenthal and the Taxi Driver himself, Robert De Niro, Tribeca was conceived in response to the attacks of 9/11 as a means of drawing tourism back to the economically-strapped neighborhood. But almost immediately, it turned into something much more than that. In just one short decade, the Tribeca Film Festival has become a world class annual event for the global artistic community. This year the festival was more dynamic than ever, boasting a rich slate of films both documentary and narrative, short and feature-length from all around the globe. It's the rare event where a small, shoestring love story like Kat Coiro's While We Were Here, sits comfortably next to the box-office behemoth The Avengers. Many of the films featured are being seen by audiences for the first time, which is in itself is an intoxicating thing to experience. However even more fun to watch are the directors and actors experiencing audiences for the first time responding to their blood, sweat and celluloid. Current Covers caught up with a few of those filmmakers to get some insight into their films and what Tribeca means to them. Aired: Current TV, 2012 Executive Producer: Win Rosenfeld Camera: Brian Epstein

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    • Backyard Brain Surgery

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      Neuroscientist, Gregory Gage, has invented a machine that allows you to see inside the brain of a cockroach. This machine is part of a neurosurgery kit for kids called, Backyard Brains. Executive Producer & Correspondent: Win Rosenfeld Producer & Writer: Sal Gentile Aired: April 2012, Current TV

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      • Singularity: The Digital Afterlife?

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        Solving the challenges faced by exponential technology is the key focus of the Singularity University. Co-founder Peter Diamandis believes the future co-existence of humans and machines need not be a bleak one, but one that can be leveraged to solve challenging questions human have been unable to answer. Executive Producer & Correspondent: Win Rosenfeld Producer & Writer: Sal Gentile Aired: April 2012, Current TV

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        • Doing the Right Thing: Not So Simple

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          Understanding how our fellow humans think and react to situations is important to our evolution as a society. Dr. Jonathan Haidt, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, believes that all humans share the same basic moral values, however the difference in how we weigh those values is what provides such a divide in our political structure. His book, The Happiness Hypothesis explores this difference and how we may become a better society through understanding each other. Executive Producer & Correspondent: Win Rosenfeld Producer & Writer: Sal Gentile Aired: April 2012, Current TV

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          • Archaeology from Outer Space

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            Dr. Sarah Parcak of the University of Alabama uses infrared satellite technology to uncover 3,000-year-old ruins buried deep underground Executive Producer & Correspondent: Win Rosenfeld Producer & Writer: Sal Gentile Aired: April 2012, Current TV

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            • The Liquid Battery

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              Batteries would appear to be the inexpensive solution to our growing fuel issues, however the environmental cost of battery materials and disposal is economically and environmentally unsustainable. What if there was a battery that never needed to be thrown away, whose materials were renewable and non-toxic? Enter Dr. Donald Sadoway’s innovative “liquid battery” which provides inexpensive, reusable energy from materials as common as dirt. Executive Producer & Correspondent: Win Rosenfeld Producer & Writer: Sal Gentile Aired: April 2012, Current TV

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