FREE. A River Speaks is a beautiful, deeply bioregional film that weaves together the human and natural history of a watershed. Though Connecticut’s Mill River is only 13 miles long, it tells the whole story of humanity’s relationship with rivers. These amazing bodies are our sources of water for drinking and farming, our playgrounds, and our fishing holes. We travel on them. They provide feasts for our eyes and ears. And, finally, they are our sewers. We love them, but not nearly enough. A River Speaks is a beautiful, deeply bioregional film that weaves together the human and natural history of a watershed. It manages to be both a lyrical visual essay and a compelling, fact-filled narrative that is chock full of information about one of the principal watersheds in our bioregion. A talkback with director Steve Hamm will follow the screening.
Screening: A River Speaks by Steve Hamm
A River Speaks by Steve Hamm
A River Speaks is an exploration of the Mill River, a small river in south-central Connecticut. But, more broadly, it is an examination of humanity's complex relationship with the rest of nature. We love our rivers, but we treat them terribly. We poison them with sewage, industrial waste, herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers. And when we poison our rivers, we poison ourselves. The film is an inspiration, a warning, and a call to action.