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Program in Urban Studies Film Series: "Rock the Boat"

Feb 11, 2014 07:00PM
Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture, Princeton University

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Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
include Linda R. Cox, Executive Director of the Bronx River Alliance; Jenny Price, Barron Visiting Professor of the Environment and the Humanities at Princeton University, and Alison Isenberg, Professor of History, Co-Director, Urban Studies Program
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Sponsored by Urban Studies, Princeton University and Co-sponsored by by the Princeton-
Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism
and the Humanities.

Rock the Boat

2008. USA. Film by Thea Mercouffer. 54 min. An informal discussion will include Linda R. Cox, Executive Director of the Bronx River Alliance; Jenny Price, Barron Visiting Professor of the Environment and the Humanities at Princeton University, and Alison Isenberg, Professor of History, Co-Director, Urban Studies Program.

When avid boater George Wolfe decides to paddle the entire 52 miles of the concrete, laughable Los Angeles River, he and a band of ragtag locals change the course of the river forever. They help beat back a challenge to the Clean Water Act, and they wage a local battle with national significance. This film tells the incredible story of the expedition, the story of the embattled waterway, and the story of Los Angeles' past, present and potential future.
http://urbanstudies.princeton.edu/