Since 1971, the City of New York has had laws restricting curbside engine idling. One man, determined to reduce air pollution in his neighborhood and combat global climate change, confronted the city’s lax enforcement efforts. This film chronicles the challenges and triumphs of his campaign
Following the one hour screening, there will be a Q&A session with the filmmaker, George Pakenham, as well as representatives from Idle-Free Vermont and the City of Burlington to discuss current, local anti-idling efforts. Sponsored by the Divisions of Communication and Creative Media, Education & Human Studies, and Core and Sustain Champlain.
“Strength of the Storm” directed by Rob Koier tells the moving story of the residents of Weston park, a mobile home park in rural Vermont, that are brought together to fight against issues of economic discrimination after losing their homes to Hurricane Irene. The film weaves together footage of the flood with interviews with members of Weston park. We follow their recovery process from one week after the flood to six months later.