Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Divide in Concord

Year: 2014
Country: United States
Run Time: 82 minutes

Divide in Concord
Divide in Concord
Divide in Concord
Divide in Concord

Concord, Massachusetts is home of “the shot heard round the world,” Henry David Thoreau, Walden Pond, and Jean Hill, who walks very much in the fighting footsteps of her town's famous predecessors. For years Jean has been petitioning Concord to ban the sale of water in single-serve plastic bottles. Aware of the long-term consequences, this passionate octogenarian has expended much time and boundless energy to bring this before Town Council, but each year it has been defeated. Jean and her allies are now launching what is likely to be their final effort to pass this bill. Against her is a mountain of money and corporate opposition, stoking fear of loss of personal choice as well as attacking Jean as a “dotty old lady.” As the wonderful DIVIDE IN CONCORD reveals, Jean is anything but. She is the embodiment of everything America has embraced since that famous shot. The final vote approaches. Concord is divided. The democratic process, which began over 200 years, ago will play out with Jean leading her troops into battle! – C.R.

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