DIVIDE IN CONCORD
Director, Cinematographer Kris Kaczor
Producers David Regos, Jaedra Luke
Editors Steve Nemsick, Matthew Prinzing
Runtime 82 minutes
Co-presented with the New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) as part of their 6-film series titled Power and Resistance, spotlighting films about individuals and organizations unafraid to stand up, fight back, and start revolutions both large and small.
For three years, 84 year old Jean Hill has led a controversial crusade to ban bottled water in Concord, New Hampshire. Divide in Concord follows the entertaining tale as she wages battle with local merchants and the bottled water industry, in a town that is no stranger to revolution.
SYNOPSIS Divide in Concord is a feature-length documentary that follows the entertaining tale of banning bottled water in small town America. In 1775, Concord patriots fired the infamous ‘shot heard round the world’ that began a Revolution and defined a nation. Now a local eighty-four year-old woman has waged another seemingly unwinnable battle. For three years Jean Hill has been trying to rid the town of single-serve plastic bottles of water. Complete with strong opposition from local merchants and the bottled water industry, Jean is once again leading the controversial crusade.