Divide in Concord

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Roxie Theater Sun, May 31, 2015 8:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Kris Kaczor
Year of Production:2014
Film Type:Feature
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Environmental health
Running Time:82 min



When Jean Hill heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, she made it her mission to ban the sale of plastic water bottles in the small town of Concord, MA. She didn't realize she was starting a revolution. Against her is a mountain of opposition, stoking fear of loss of personal choice. As in 1775, when Concord patriots began a Revolution, follow an 84 year-old woman waging a seemingly unwinnable battle.

Update: On April 22, 2015, Jean Hill was recognized by the EPA at the 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. Said the EPA in a press release: "In 2009, Jean Hill's grandson showed her images of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a circulating gyre of plastic the size of Texas. Jean's distress over this fueled her determination to do something, and ultimately led to Concord, Massachuesetts, banning the sale of plastic water bottles".

DISCUSSION WITH: Kris Kaczor, director and Dave Regos, producer.


You might also like to see Racing to Zero (May 29) or How To Change the World (May 30).

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Additional Information

Kris Kaczor is the founder of 750 Productions, a Brooklyn-based filmmaking collective. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Education and later studied film at The Motion Picture Institute of Michigan. Kaczor then directed Giant Sized and Hands on Fire, which received national and international acclaim. For the last decade, he has been shooting and directing commercial and independent productions, receiving television and theatrical success. Being selected as part of Best of Hot Docs Vancouver and championed by Michael Moore, Divide In Concord marks Kaczor's feature documentary, directorial debut.