Environmental Program

Saturday 9/22 – 329 Greenpoint Ave.

Screening @ 2:00pm

Panel @ 4:45pm

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This Environmental Program includes short films, a feature film and a special panel to follow @ 4:45pm.

FEATURING:

Newtown Creek Digester Eggs: The Art of Human Waste, directed by David Leitner, USA, 2012, 3 min, color, HD
A short documentary film showcasing the achievements made by the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant – environmentally, architecturally and artistically – to enhance the living conditions for those in the Greenpoint community and encourage change for other environmental endeavors. An unusual marriage of form and function energizes the jaw-droppingly beautiful Digestor Eggs and Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Newtown, directed by Sarah Choi, USA, 2012, 8 min, color, HD 
In this eye-opening documentary, filmmaker Sarah Choi exposes the history and realities behind the Greenpoint Oil Spill – one of the largest, and least publicized man-made disasters in the USA – and its impact on local communities.
 
 
 
 

The Water Underground, the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), USA, 2006, 33 min, color, SD
Below the surface of New York City lurks an immense grid of pipes designed to carry water in various states of grossness. They bring us water for drinking, washing our clothes, and putting out fires. This same water carries away our dirt, our soapy water, and our poo – the poo of eight million New Yorkers. Where does the water go? This educational video, produced by the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), the Lower East Side Ecology Center, and public high school students from City-As-School, explores the Water Underground – the millions of gallons of water flowing beneath NYC and the people who make it their business.

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. To learn more about CUP, visit: welcometocup.org

H2Oh No!, the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), USA, 2012, 3 min, color, SD

Have you ever been told not to go swimming at the beach after a heavy rainfall? Did you ever wonder why? Like many older cities, New York City has a combined sewer system. That just means that dirty water from buildings is collected in the same network of pipes as stormwater from street and rooftops. Jump in to find out about what’s gross about NYC’s current system, and what you can do about it. This educational video was produced by the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) with Justin Cassano, and Andy Kennedy. The project is made possible through the generous support of the NYCEF Newtown Creek Fund of the Hudson River Foundation.

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. To learn more about CUP, visit: welcometocup.org

Last Call at the Oasis, directed by Jessica Yu, USA, 2011, 105 min, color, HD
Cinematic journalism at its best, Jessica Yu’s startling documentary Last Call at the Oasis is a call to action regarding the current water crisis. The film exposes the consequences of human and corporate decisions made affecting our water on a local and global scale. With the reality of an impeding water crisis looming over our heads, there is also a measure of hope to be gleaned from Ms. Yu’s dedicated interview subjects, who will not give up in the fight to preserve our most valuable resource.

Environmental Panel

David Leitner, Filmmaker
Lisa Garrison, Hudson River Foundation
Paul Dallas, Film Curator