Activism and the Environment Spotlighted at Greenpoint Film Festival
March 7, 2016
by Gwynne Hogan
GREENPOINT — Coming up next week, the fifth annual Greenpoint Film Festival will tackle pollution in local waterways and community activism, alongside international works.
Narrative, documentary, environmental and experimental shorts and features will screen at the Wythe Hotel from March 17 to 20 along with panel discussions.
Local activists with Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park who are pushing the city to fulfill its promise of a 27-acre waterfront park will be featured on the festival’s opening night March 17 in a series of shorts documenting their activism over the past year, followed by a panel discussion.
Other shorts like “Greenpoint 2016” screening on March 20, will highlight environmental issues in Greenpoint and Newtown Creek and explore possible remedies….