The clean-up of the Hudson River over the past five decades is one of America’s great environmental success stories. One result is that New York’s Hudson Valley is home to some of the savviest environmentalists in the country. But these times demand vigilance. ‘The Hudson, A River at Risk’ is a multi-media web series, featuring ten short films, that reports on a handful of serious and growing threats to the river and its environs, particularly the transport of fracked gas and oil by train, barge and pipeline. Meet the people who have committed their lives to preserving America’s “First River,” and what you can do to make a difference.

Directed by Jon Bowermaster.


The Hudson: A River At Risk

2016 US 45 min
Festival Year: 2017
Types: Documentary, Short
Topic: Freshwater & Oceans