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  • Down by the Riverside

Down by the Riverside

2023 / United States / 85 Minutes / Jodie Childers & Dan Messina

Film Synopsis

In the summer of 1969, the world-renowned folk musician Pete Seeger built a boat and launched a movement. An intimate portrait of Pete, his spouse Toshi, and the participatory grassroots community they anchored in the Hudson Valley for over forty years, Down by the Riverside tells the story of how an unconventional campaign to save the polluted Hudson River prompted a green revolution. As the globe confronts a seemingly insurmountable environmental crisis, this film is a parable for our time, offering a message of hope for the next generation that reveals the power of creativity to revive a dying planet.