February 14, 2019 –
High School Seniors Produce Documentary Under Pressure
Thursday 2/14/19, Greenfield Garden Cinema
Greenfield, MA - The senior class at Four Rivers Charter Public School has just finished a documentary film covering the September Merrimack Valley Columbia Gas explosions and the natural gas industry in Massachusetts and nationally. The documentary, Under Pressure, explores the complex truth of natural gas as an energy source as well as the struggles of local families and small businesses as they attempt to rebuild their lives after disaster.
The film will be showing for one night only at the Greenfield Garden Cinema on Thursday, February 14th. Events begin at 7pm with a gallery walk of student work followed by a showing of the film and accompanying mini-features. The showing will be open to the public. Tickets are $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for students and seniors, and proceeds benefit the Four Rivers Sustainability Fund.
This documentary has been five months in the making. The Class of 2019 were responsible for all stages of the documentary from initial creative planning to filming to post-production. In December, all 30 members of the class traveled to Boston, Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence to interview politicians, business owners, residents, and scientists for the documentary.
Four Rivers Charter Public School is a college preparatory middle and high school for Franklin County. Four Rivers is affiliated with Expeditionary Learning Schools, a national non-profit organization that partners with schools to improve student achievement, build student character, enhance teacher practices, and instill a positive school culture.
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