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THE DIRECTOR

Zoe Gieringer was born and raised in the Portland Metro Area. She returned to the great Northwest after receiving her B.A. in Film and Television Production from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Her first short documentary, "Make it Trendy", premiered in Bonn, Germany and was screened at the OpenEyes Festival in Marburg, Germany. "In Deep Water", a short documentary about Alabama's antiquated water laws, had several screenings throughout Alabama. Zoe has worked in all stages of production, from production managing to editing. This is her first feature film and she is excited to

release it to the public.

 

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

I have always been interested in clean technology. To me it represents creativity, dedication, and a different way of viewing our relation to the earth. The endless potential in clean technology excites me. But large changes always start small, so I thought it would be great to tell the stories of the innovators and inventors in my own community who are just beginning their journey in creating a healthier tomorrow. The Clean Tech Challenge was the perfect opportunity to display a variety of green ideas created by undergraduate and graduate (and one highschool!) students in the Portland area. I hope to show that clean technology has a huge potential for growth - it has opened a door for new businesses and new creations which will positively affect both the surrounding community and the earth.