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The Hudson: River at Risk

The Hudson: River at Risk

Apr 22nd 2018 @ Upstate Films (Rhinebeck)

Rhinebeck, NY
I Was There
'Hope on the Hudson' @ Upstate Films (Rhinebeck)
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
11:00 AM
Upstate Films (Rhinebeck)
6415 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
April 22nd at 12:00, celebrate Earth Day with three movies that highlight environmental projects along the Hudson River. The screening will be followed by a discussion with representatives from Hudson Riverkeeper, Clearwater, and Winnakee Land Trust.

City on the Water
With 520-miles of waterfront, New York City is truly a water city. Everywhere you go, there are tunnels and bridges delivering you over water, to such a degree some have dubbed the waterways that encircle it “the sixth borough.” There’s brand new activity on all of the waterways that surround NYC, making this the cornerstone of our new ‘Hope on the Hudson’ series.

Restoring the Clearwater
For nearly a year, the historic sloop ‘Clearwater’ was out of water, on land, enduring what wooden boats have endured forever: Restoration. Our OCEANS 8 film crew documented the restoration and return of the ship to the Hudson. Built under the leadership of Pete Seeger, the Clearwater continues to fulfill his mission – to educate and roam America’s “First River.”

Seeds of Hope
From planting to harvest during 2017 we have documented a unique effort to save several variety of Native American seeds nearly gone extinct. The project, a combined effort of the Hudson Valley Farm Hub, Hudson Valley Seed Library and the Akwesane Tribe of northern New York, is a multi- year effort to preserve both a rich agricultural heritage and its stories.

(USA / 2018 / Directed by Jon Bowermaster)
Unrated / 1 hr 5 mins.
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