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Riverkeeper, Jon Bowermaster present three Hudson River mini-documentaries in Nyack, Dec. 8

For Immediate Release
December 3, 2015

Contact: Cliff Weathers, Communications Director
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The National Geographic Filmmaker will lead a post-film panel discussion with noted community leaders, politicians and environmentalists.

Nyack, NY — Three powerful mini-documentaries concerning major threats to the Hudson River and public safety in the Hudson Valley will be screened at The Nyack Center on December 8 at 7 p.m. The event is free to the public.

Collectively called The Hudson: A River at Risk, the films are directed and produced by National Geographic and Oceans 8 filmmaker Jon Bowermaster.

Bowermaster (After The Spill, Terra Antarctica, Re-Discovering the Seventh Continent) will introduce the films, three vignettes of current threats to the river and public safety.

  • Dangers posed by the boom in crude oil transportation on the river and by rail;
  • The problematic Indian Point nuclear power plant; and
  • The environmental impact of the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement.

A film profile of Riverkeeper Boat Captain John Lipscomb, — a resident of Nyack — will also be shown to his hometown audience.

An expert panel will follow with a Q&A. Other topics for discussion may include pipeline expansion in the Lower Hudson Valley, GE and the clean-up of toxic PCBs from the river, and the safety and integrity of our drinking water supplies.

Panelists include State Senator David Carlucci, Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay, Rockland Water Coalition’s Laurie Seeman, and Community and Environmental Activist Susan Van Dolsen. Local public safety officials will also be in attendance to discuss the safety risks posed by crude-by-rail and Indian Point evacuation plans.

The event is sponsored by Riverkeeper, an organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the drinking water supply of New York City and Hudson Valley residents.

Bowermaster, known for his National Geographic eco-adventures, recently turned his camera to environmental activism, directing Dear Governor Cuomo, which chronicled the efforts of activists in New York to get fracking banned in the state, and After the Spill which focused on post-Katrina Louisiana. Bowermaster’s upcoming documentary, Dear President Obama, will be produced and narrated by actor Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers, The Kids are Alright) and focuses on the administration’s energy and climate policies.

WHO: Jon Bowermaster, State Senator David Carlucci, Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay and others.

WHAT: The Hudson: A River at Risk film and panel discussion

WHEN: Tuesday December 8 at 7 PM

WHERE: The Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave (at Broadway), Nyack, NY 10960 (municipal parking is available at Burd & Cedar Streets, two blocks north of the Center).

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