Mountain Watershed Association Presents Stream Sessions Film Series

This summer, Mountain Watershed Association is partnering with Working Films to present the Stream Sessions Film Series that will include four films scheduled for August, September, October, and November. Venues will vary with each film to make each a unique experience best tailored to the film’s subject matter. These include a screening outdoors at a scenic park, indoors with food and drink, and a nostalgic drive-in screening displayed on the side of a barn.

The film series will consist of the following: 

1.     August 27, 7pm at Resh Park: The Last Mountain

2.     September 26, 7pm at Sanaview Farms: Gather

3.     October 24, 6pm, location TBD: Dark Waters

4.     November 5, 6pm at West Newton Gymnasium: The Story of Plastic

The Stream Sessions Film Series will feature films about communities experiencing similar problems to communities in the Youghiogheny watershed. James Cato, Community Organizer with Mountain Watershed Association, stated “We hope the Stream Sessions Film Series shows that we are not alone, that other communities have been impacted by similar watershed issues as us and have charted a path forward. These films will show success stories that can be replicated here.”

The first film in the series, The Last Mountain, will be hosted at Resh Park the evening of August 27. This feature-length documentary film explores the rise and fall of mining and burning coal, specifically digging into the consequences of strip-mining in Appalachia. It chronicles one of the most intense environmental struggles of our time, a small town pitted against a large mining company hungry to carve away the natural resources of the region, in this case, the top of a mountain range. Chairs and picnic blankets will be set up and the movie will begin to play as dusk settles in.

The second film in the series, Gather, will play on September 26. Gather documents the growing movement among Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political and cultural identities through food sovereignty. Free dinner will be provided from Sanaview Farm!

Dark Waters, playing on October 4th tells the true story of an attorney’s stand against a chemical company that has been poisoning a local town. 

Finally, the series will wrap with a screening of The Story of Plastic which looks into the environmental damage and human rights abuses that occur throughout the lifecycle of plastic. 

Interpretation can be provided. Please reach out to if you would like to request it. Price of admission is free, but please RSVP at the link below. Food and drink will be provided. Come join us! 

Save the date: Friday, July 23rd, 7:00pm at Resh Park