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Filmmaker and activist Shalini Kantayya comes to Madison for Isthmus Green Day 2014
Shalini Kintayya is a keynote speaker at Isthmus Green Day 2014.

Shalini Kantayya, a filmmaker and eco-activist, joins Isthmus Green Day as a keynote speaker this year. The seventh annual expo will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Monona Terrace. Admission is free to the public courtesy of MG&E.

Kantayya is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker whose works are used to educate and inspire audiences around the world. She has directed several films to date, including Bombay Longing, A Drop of Life and Chasing the Sun, a documentary centered on building a clean energy economy in the United States. Her first commercial Hollywood release, A Drop of Life, explored the fight for water rights and the water crisis impacting millions of people around the world.

Kantayya's production company, 7th Empire Media, works to "create a culture of human rights and a sustainable planet through an imaginative media that makes a real impact." Her films have received recognition from the Sundance Documentary Program, Independent Filmmakers Project Spotlight on Documentaries, New York Women in Film and Television, and the Jerome Hill Centennial. She has lectured at Stanford, Harvard, Yale and the University of Southern California, and is a Sundance Fellow, a TED Fellow and an IATP Food and Society Policy Fellow.

Isthmus is pleased to welcome Shalini Kantayya to our main stage as a keynote speaker. A popular community event now in its seventh year, Isthmus Green Day is an environmentally friendly, sustainable living expo and forum that celebrates conscious living through informative exhibits, product demonstrations, educational activities, fascinating speakers, shopping opportunities, and more.

More information about Isthmus Green Day can be found at and on Facebook, including a regularly updated presentation schedule, list of vendors, and photos from last year's festival.

Isthmus Green Day sponsors include MG&E, Clean Lakes Alliance, The Century House, Calvert Investments, Mad City Windows, Edgewood College, WKOW, the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies, Triple M, and Mix 105.1.

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