Divide in Concord
Showings
Lars Hockstad AuditoriumSat, Jul 26 3:00 PM Not Available  
 
Lars Hockstad AuditoriumSat, Jul 26 9:00 PM Not Available  
 
Film Info
Section:Friends Only Screenings
Release Year:2014
Runtime:82 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Australia
Original Language:English
Web Site:http://divideinconcord.com/
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jill Appel
Peggy Brace
Adriana Cohen
Jim Crosby
Jean Hill
Bob Lawson
Director:Kris Kaczor
Produced by:Jaedra Luke
Dave Regos
Cinematography:Kris Kaczor
Editing By:Steve Nemsick
Matthew Prinzing
Music By:Gigantic Hand
Description
Imagine if your city wanted to entirely ban the sale of bottled water—everywhere. In Concord, MA, home to “shot heard round the world” reenactments galore and an intensely interesting form of local government, lives Jean Hill, an octogenarian who learned about the world’s largest landfill, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, from her grandson—and decided to do something about it. Joined by passionate activists who go door to door and build giant sculptures from discarded plastic water bottles, Jean takes on the International Bottled Water Association, local merchants, and Adriana Cohen, a model and celebrity publicist turned pundit who insists that Jean’s proposed bill is an attack on freedom. Funny, enlightening, and shocking in parts, this story of an exhausting three-year battle ends with a tense nail-biter of a vote.
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