Thursday, September 24, 2009

Two Square Miles Documentary

'Two Square Miles" takes a closer look at Hudson, a town of 7,500 people and how the residents deal with change and each other.

The film follows the residents of Hudson over the course of two years and highlights the division in the local support for a proposed 300 million dollar cement plant owned by a Swiss multinational corporation, a 40 acre industrial city with skyscraper-sized buildings towering over a 1,200 acre open pit mine. Raising the question how does a community provide good jobs while preserving the environment and their landscapes.

In 2005 the St Lawrence Cement announces it would abandon the Greenport project. To read the timeline click here. To read more about the film go to: here.

No comments:

Post a Comment