Hudson River Stories

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Hudson River Stories

Q&A with filmmaker Jon Bowermaster

We’re pleased to present two water-themed short films from the acclaimed environmental filmmaker, writer, and activist Jon Bowermaster.

Windshipped. 2022. 40 m. dir. Jon BowermasterOcean 8 FilmsUSEnglish. Rated NR.

Charismatic Captain Sam Merrett sails his sail-freight “Schooner Apollonia” up and down the Hudson River, delivering goods to a dozen ports sans fossil fuels, powered only by the wind and the sun. Windshipped follows Sam and crew during their first season, 2020.

One Dam at a Time. 2023. 22 m. dir. Jon BowermasterOcean 8 FilmsUSEnglish. Rated NR.

One Dam at a Time highlights the challenges and efforts to remove old, unused dams on creeks and streams running into the Hudson River. Removing these dams restores waterways to the aquatic life that depends on them.


Q&A with filmmaker Jon Bowermaster
Wednesday, Jul. 12 2023, 7:00
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Jon Bowermaster is a six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council. One of the Society’s "Ocean Heroes," his first assignment for National Geographic Magazine was documenting a 3,741 mile crossing of Antarctica by dogsled. Jon has written eleven books and produced/directed more than thirty documentary films. His feature documentaries include Dear President Obama, Antarctica, On the Edge, After the Spill, and Ghost Fleet. Jon lives in New York’s Hudson Valley. He is the President of the One Ocean Media Foundation, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Adventure Science, a member of Riverkeeper’s Leadership Council, a Creative Affiliate of The Safina Center, and a Fellow at The Explorers Club. For the past several years, Jon and his One Ocean Media Foundation / Oceans 8 Films team have focused on a series of short films (Hudson River Stories) about the environmental risks to—and hopes for—the Hudson River Valley, the birthplace of the American environmental movement.

This film is part of the Focus On Nature series.

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