Fresh water. Imagine a day without it...
We drink it, bathe in it, swim in it. We use it to grow food, transport goods, generate power, support industry, and provide sanitation. We use it for vacations and recreation. Clean fresh water is vital to keeping our ecosystems healthy and sustaining our human civilization. Yet nearly half of U.S. streams, rivers and lakes are so polluted that they are no longer safe for fishing, swimming or aquatic life.
"Upstream, Downriver" takes viewers into the heart of the battle for water justice. Powerful stories with frontline community activists are interwoven with historical context about landmark regulations that significantly reduced water pollution in the U.S. but failed to serve disadvantaged communities that are hardest hit by today’s climate crisis.
History of the clean water act
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Chesapeake Film Festival
Join Director Maggie Stogner for a screening of Upstream, Downriver followed by a panel discussion on opening night of the Chesapeake Film Festival at the Avalon Theater in Easton, MD.
September 30, 2022
Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary Screening
Join the Clean Water for All Coalition in celebration of the Clean Water Act’s 50th Anniversary! A screening of Upstream, Downriver will be followed by short remarks from Director Maggie Burnette Stogner.