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The Hudson: River at Risk

When:
August 16, 2015: 11:30AM to 1:30PM
Where:
The Movie House 48 Main Street, Millerton, NY map
To Attend:
Free

A FilmWorks Forum presentation of three important documentary films outlining the current risks facing our beloved river and its environs. Each film will be followed by a panel discussion & audience Q&A moderated by Filmmaker & Director Jon Bowermaster

BOMB TRAINS ON THE HUDSON
THE LONG SHADOW OF INDIAN POINT
A BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS

Panel participants:
Jon Bowermaster, Writer/Director and Moderator
Ned Sullivan, President, Scenic Hudson
Didi Barrett, New York State Assemblymember
Cliff Weathers, Communications Director, Riverkeeper

Admission: FREE All are invited to join this important community dialogue.

For many years, the Hudson river, like so many waterways, was treated like an infinite waste barrel, a receptacle for poisonous chemicals, hazardous waste, trash of all descriptions. But in the past forty years, thanks to a committed group of environmentalists and their agencies (Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, Clearwater and more) the river has become markedly cleaner. While it is still an under-utilized natural resource, increasingly it is used by boaters, kayakers, even swimmers as a recreational playground. But the river, in the words of Riverkeeper’s John Lipscomb, has “had a foot on its neck” for more than one hundred years and still today, despite the efforts to clean it up, there are environmental risks and concerns.

Since it is our hometown river (Oceans 8 Films are headquartered here in the Hudson Valley), Bowermaster and his crew decided to take a closer look at several of the more prominent risks: – The boom in transportation of crude oil down the river by barge and rail car – The always-problematic aging nuclear power plant at Indian Point – The impact of the building of a replacement to the Tappan Zee Bridge and its ultimate teardown – the largest construction project in North America.

For more information, please visit: http://www.themoviehouse.net/index.php/site/filmworks_forum

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