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Belem Destefani
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Attends New York University
Lives in New York, NY
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I know what I want for Christmas! Who wants a letter from me in the New Year? :)
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Officially going to see Bela Tarr's The Turin Horse and Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums 10th Anniversary showing at the NYFF. Now if only I could get tickets to see Steve McQueen's Shame...
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Hi how r u
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Had to get a new water bottle today because +Sarah Figueroa and +Adam Jaffe dropped my old one into the Bay...#itsOKilikethisonebetter
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Haha. I'm just teasing! I had a great time :)
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Hee hee. Exactly.
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Thank you Tumblr, for always bringing the accuracy to da house.
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The technology behind Chris Evans' fantastic transformation from manorexic to the perfect human specimen.
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As a resident of NYC, I find the possibility of terrorism on the subway harrowing. It's a thought that crosses my mind every time I see a police officer outside the turnstile. While I don't believe in a police state, I do believe in a government keeping its cities safe. Lots of the comments made bother me, especially the ones that think more security means the appearance of "big brother." One person even quoted Benjamin Franklin "Those that give up freedom for security deserve neither." I'm pretty sure Ben Franklin never had to worry about suicide bombers or automatic weapons. If Franklin saw the weapons available now he'd shit his pants. Of course I don't support the idea of a tyrannical government, but nor do I think heightened security will cause it. Plus, if a terrorist attack were to happen again, people would be crying out, why didn't the government do anything? Damned if you do, damned if you don't. What do you guys think?
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100% agree with Micah. Pictures and videos especially when LEGALLY taken of police action on a public street is more and more dangerous. The problem is that the argument of 'they need to do this to make them safer' is largely a strawman argument that can be used for people in power to take more power. The corruption of both police departments and larger things like the TSA (or look even further at the human rights violations overseas by American contracted security forces in the name of making us safer). That is my argument exactly. Things like checking peoples laptops and phones, bags, etc are violations of civil rights and I don't think the illusion of safety is worth giving that up.
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Just premiered video for Adele's song "Someone Like You." Cannot get over how visually beautiful this video is. I just love how the simplicity of it emphasizes her amazing voice.
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i love it too
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I really loved this advice and wish more people did this. Looking back, I'm very guilty of complimenting little girls on their appearance before anything else. Where have my feminist instincts gone? I'm going to ask about books!
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I absolutely LOVED this when I read it!
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What happened in Norway just breaks my heart. I wish people who are dissatisfied with their government wouldn't result to violence to enact change.

"Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."
—MLK
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I think I might like this new reboot...
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i'd totally go lez for her.
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Grad student, Freelance Writer
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  • CRM/FilmBuff
    Contributing Writer, 2011 - present
  • Independent Weekly
    Arts Intern/Contributing Writer, 2009 - 2011
  • Full Frame Documentary Festival
    Programming Intern, 2009 - 2010
  • Cinetic Rights Management/FilmBuff
    Marketing and Acquisitions Intern, 2010 - 2010
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New York, NY
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Pembroke Pines, FL - Florence, Italy - London, England - Durham, NC
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Florida girl living in New York City.
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Florida girl living in New York City.
Lover of all things British.
Chilena de corazón. 
Writer, intern, grad student. Cinema fanatic, photography enthusiast, music devotee, book lover and overall pop culture junkie.
Education
  • New York University
    MA in Cinema Studies, 2010 - present
  • Duke University
    BA in English, 2005 - 2009
  • Stranahan High School
    2001 - 2005
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