Sourlands: Stories from the Fight for Sustainability
New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the nation, is situated between New York, the largest U.S. city and Philadelphia, the fifth largest. Near all those people there is a forest that has survived the bulldozers of development. The locals call this place the Sourland Mountain, or sometimes simply “the Sourlands.” This documentary tells the story of this green oasis from the perspective of its remarkable citizens and their fight for sustainability. The film highlights their progress, as well as the work ahead. These stories, told from one notable green spot on a map, are universal and urgent. Communities around the world, such as the Sourlands, have begun to rethink the paradigms they rely on for food, energy and the preservation of a healthy place to live.