Starkey Citizens for a Clean & Healthy Environment
Screening Directions: GROUNDSWELL RISING

Hi everyone!

A final reminder and parking advice before the Bath NY and Geneseo NY screenings.

SUNY Geneseo: If you are not familiar with campus, good places to park would be University Dr off Main St (main business district in Geneseo. This street is just north of Newton Hall where we will screen. The buildings have entrances that are kind of buried and not obvious to the incoming streets. There is some street parking and campus LOT A to the left where it should be okay to park on a Saturday without getting a ticket. You could also park on Main Street near the Key Bank and it's a short walk down the hill on Bank Street to the Science Building where you can walk through to get to Newton Hall. It's a very short walk. These building have no signs or markings so just ask a stranger if you are feeling lost. People are very friendly in this town. Be careful not to park in private lots next to campus as not telling what would happen there. Look for our bright yellow and orange posters and arrows to help you find your way.

Look forward to seeing you as I know we will have a lively audience with good discussion afterwards!


This new documentary film with a local connection, "Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children's Air and Water" will be screened at the Bath Fire Hall, 50 E. Morris Street, on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. and at SUNY Geneseo (Newton Lecture Hall, University Drive) on Saturday, March 29 at 4 p.m. The screening in Bath is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Steuben County and Bath Peace and Justice Group; the one in Geneseo is sponsored by the Geneseo Environmental Organization and FFG.

This film was directed, and produced by Emmy award-winning Resolution Pictures near Allentown, PA, and has local ties to the Finger Lakes. Dave Walczak, the associate producer is from Bath, NY and a good number of subjects and scenes are from the Finger Lakes region. During the three-year project Dave's eye along with the film's director Renard Cohen filmed in Pennsylvania and New York. Dave made subject choices and helped guide the film's story line. Renard also filmed in Colorado and California. Professional sources contributed footage as well.

The documentary is in the social issue genre and is engrossing, emphatic and ultimately optimistic. It is a passionate and powerful documentary portraying a social movement of people fighting for a healthy energy future. It speaks to the damage of our health, environment, communities and the resultant harmful legacy left by extreme fossil fuel energy. The film includes the moral and ethical perspective on "fracking" not often discussed in this hotly debated issue. Plain and simple, it's about the human side of the fracking debate. The documentary includes many famed people's voices along with ordinary folks. The distinct but assorted voices are artfully stitched together as one collective voice speaking to the sanity of the precautionary principle.

Following the Bath screening will be a Q & A session with Dave Walczak, Gary McCaslin, retired American Baptist minister from Corning, and Gene Stolfe, member of the Steuben County Environmental Management Council. The event is free and open to the public as with all LWV events. The filmmakers do accept financial support, and donations are most welcome to aid with promotion costs.

Following the Geneseo screening will be a Q & A session with Dave Walczak, associate producer, Craig Stevens, resident of Silver Lake Twp, PA, impacted land owner and Dr Richard Young, professor emeritus, Environmental Geology, SUNY Geneseo.

Associate Producer
GROUNDSWELL RISING: Protecting Our Children's Air & Water
Resolution Pictures

Dave Walczak
19 Allen St.
Bath, NY 14810




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