The River Guards

Aaron Kalischer-Coggins (Director), Produced by: Tributary Productions | 2020 | 22 min.

2021 Official Selection

This short documentary tells the story of the Housatonic River in Western Massachusetts, where an environmental and health crisis has unfolded over the past 30 years. The film profiles the community of grassroots activists who have fought tirelessly against corporate negligence and government bureaucracy to clean the river. Now, with a new and contentious cleanup plan for the Housatonic River on the table, they are faced with an uncertain future.

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