For many years, the Hudson River, like so many waterways across the U.S., was treated like an infinite waste barrel, a receptacle for poisonous chemicals and hazardous waste. During the past forty years, thanks to a committed group of environmentalists and their agencies, the river has become markedly cleaner, a far more welcoming place for small business and community investment. However, new threats loom on the horizon once again.
As journalist-activist filmmakers, we wanted to tell this story through a variety of mediums, broken into topical chapters which we continue to add to. The films and written component are complementary – we invite you to enjoy them together.