P.O. Box 374 dia Groton, MA 01450 dia 978-448-0178

dc-t he Groton Film Society announces a special program on October 18: Leadership and Environmental Change: The Rebirth of the Nashua River, a documentary film excerpt screening and multidisciplinary panel discussion with audience Q&A.

October 18: Leadership and Environmental Change

What: Public Forum featuring Marion Stoddart and other leaders. Opening remarks by independent filmmaker Bob Nesson. Discussion moderated by Dorie Clark. Evening includes film clip screening, discussion, and audience Q&A

When: Saturday October 18, 7:00–9:00 pm
    beginning with reception with light refreshments
Where: Lawrence Academy

Conant Gallery and Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center
Lowell Road, Groton, Massachusetts 01450

Parking: Please see this map.

Details: Free and open to the public. Light refreshments by Dinner is Served. Clover Farm Market's SquannaCookies. Project Sponsors


For the past 18 months, local filmmakers have been documenting the inspiring story of a local hero you might know — Marion Stoddart, who led the successful cleanup of one of the nation’s 10 most polluted rivers. Today, the Nashua River is bringing vitality to the region. The full-length documentary film telling the story of this cleanp — The Work of 1000 — will be completed in 2009.

Against a backdrop of contemporary environmental problems such as global warming, many viewers have wondered how, exactly, Marion Stoddart was able to mobilize the community and make change. In response, we’re proud to present Leadership and Environmental Change: The Rebirth of the Nashua River. A short chapter from the feature documentary will reveal Stoddart’s leadership formula and present a detailed, informative, and inspiring picture of how one individual can truly make a difference.

A panel discussion and Q&A will follow, moderated by director Dorie Clark, and featuring Marian Stoddart; Robert Ansin, CEO of MassInnovation, a sustainable development company; Nashua River Watershed Association’s Executive Director Elizabeth Ainsley Campbell; Patricia Campbell, PhD, an expert on gender and race equity in math, science, and technology education; and Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong.

Funded in part by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and supported by a grant from the Groton Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Sponsors: Documentary Educational Resources and Groton Film Society.

You can watch a trailer here: http://workof1000.com/movies/events.htm