High school seniors produce documentary ‘Under Pressure’

  • Four Rivers Charter Public School in Greenfield. Staff Photo/Dan Little

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Published: 2/13/2019 5:49:19 PM

The senior class at Four Rivers Charter Public School has finished a documentary covering the September Merrimack Valley Columbia Gas explosions and the natural gas industry in Massachusetts and nationally.

The documentary, “Under Pressure,” explores the complex truth of natural gas as an energy source, as well as the struggles of local families and small businesses as they attempt to rebuild their lives after disaster, according to a press release from the school.

The film will be screened for one night only at Greenfield’s Garden Cinemas on Thursday, Feb. 14.

Events begin at 7 p.m. with a gallery walk of student work, followed by a showing of the film and accompanying mini-features. The screening is open to the public.

Tickets are $9.50 for adults and $8.50 for students and seniors, with proceeds benefiting the Four Rivers Sustainability Fund.

The documentary took five months to complete. The Class of 2019 was responsible for all stages of the documentary from initial creative planning, to filming, to post-production. In December, all 30 members of the class traveled to Boston, Andover, North Andover and Lawrence to interview politicians, business owners, residents and scientists for the documentary.


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