Robert DiMaio, 21 min
Curated Environmental Program
Thursday may 4th, 7:00 pm
This film presentation focuses on individuals and groups involved in environmental projects along the Newtown creek in New York City.
For seventeen years, filmmaker Robert DiMaio has been documenting efforts by local citizens to minimize abuse of this beautiful waterway, and seek approval for recreational use.
Coleen Fitzgibbon, 31 min
Thursday May 4th, 7pm
Greenpoint 2017 covers many voices analyzing the toxic remediation of North Brooklyn’s waterfront areas of Greenpoint and Williamsburg from 2016 to now 2017. Riverkeeper’s Sean Dixon, North Brooklyn Alliance’s Willis Elkins, Friends of Bushwick Park’s Kim Fraser and Maggie Baker, activist Steve Chesler, Habitat Map’s Michael Heimbinder, BioCities’ Kathleen Bakewell, and artists Peter Fend and Rosa Valado speak in depth on the past and current plans for Newtown Creek’s superfund, Greenpoint’s brownfields and Bushwick Inlet Park’s restoration.
Like chapters in a book, the film moves from interview to interview to discover a community of activists from all different professions and activist organizations hard at work to clean up toxic residue leftover from an era of a very different consciousness.
Fitzgibbon’s Greenpoint 2016 was screened at the 2016 Greenpoint International Film Festival, in which Elkins, Beckwith, Fend, and Fitzgibbon explored by boat the Newtown Creek heart of darkness and superfund contamination. Greenpoint 2017 is an extension of that journey.
Michael Grenadier is Associate Producer and co-editor on Greenpoint 2017.
*Requested documentary series by GFF (since 2016 and on-going)