‘What If…” Film Series presents “Divide in Concord”

March 15, 2016 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Doors open at 6pm for refreshments and gallery viewing.
Free to the public.

Divide in Concord is a documentary that follows the entertaining tale of banning bottled water in small town America.

In 1775, Concord patriots fired the infamous ‘shot heard round the world’ that began a Revolution and defined a nation. Now a local eighty-four year-old woman has waged another seemingly unwinnable battle. For three years Jean Hill has been trying to rid the town of single-serve plastic bottles of water. Complete with strong opposition from local merchants and the bottled water industry, Jean is once again leading the controversial crusade.

“An outstanding case study of the kinds of local, grassroots environmental conflicts one sees throughout contemporary American society.” Andrew Szasz, Chair, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz

A moderated discussion will follow the film.

About the Gifford Foundation ‘What If…” Film Series

The “What If…” Film Series offers free screenings, with moderated discussions, on community change efforts across the country. The purpose of the Series is to screen documentary films that address a community or social issue and show how communities are working to bring about positive social change on this issue. Films are selected based upon their resonance with community issues in Syracuse, NY and the surrounding area and the ability to spark ideas on how our community can also change by asking “What if we tried this in Syracuse?”

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