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New Jersey Film Festival Fall 2017 Screening

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Synopsis: Riverkeeper – Sara Leavitt (Brooklyn, New York) Saving The Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat the Jetport – Scott Morris (Chatham, New Jersey)
Start Time: Sunday, September 24, 2017 7:00 PM
End Time: Sunday, September 24, 2017 9:30 PM
Location: Voorhees Hall Incl Zimmerli Art Museum
Address: 71 Hamilton Street
Campus: College Avenue
Room: 105
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: $12 General,$10 Student/Senior
Sponsor: The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center; The Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies/School of Arts and Sciences; Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission/Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Category: Film
Web Site: http://www.njfilmfest.com
Contact Name: Al Nigrin
Contact Email: njmac@aol.com
Contact Phone: (848) 932-8482
Additional Information: Riverkeeper – Sara Leavitt (Brooklyn, New York) In this short documentary, Captain Bill Sheehan, the founder of Hackensack Riverkeeper, who has dedicated his life to preserving and protecting the New Jersey Meadowlands, takes the viewer on a ride through areas of the Meadowlands that visitors never see—the long polluted and ignored “swamp” that is now a thriving, industrialized ecosystem and a haven for birds and wildlife. 2017; 9 min. With an introduction and Q+A session with Director Sara Levitt! Saving The Great Swamp: Battle to Defeat the Jetport – Scott Morris (Chatham, New Jersey) In 1959, a successful grassroots effort was launched to defeat a plan to build the world's largest jetport on 10,000 acres of wetlands in the heart of New Jersey. Director Scott Morris retraces the extraordinary, 9-year-long fight to save the Great Swamp, a fight that began in a New Jersey high school, and was finally resolved by an Act of Congress in 1968. The battle to protect the Great Swamp is now seen and studied as a model for the environmental activism today, and the story has not been told in depth until now. Narrated by Blythe Danner. 2016; 64 min. With an introduction and Q+A session with Director Scott Morris and Producer Larry Fast! Co-sponsored by the Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) General Honors Program, the Rutgers University American Studies Department and the Rutgers University Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers)!
Target Audience: Current Students,  Rutgers 250,  Researchers,  Visitors,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Prospective Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public,  Parents & Families