Divide in Concord

Follow the entertaining tale of banning bottled water in small town America. A story of revolution and dedication as one community makes history.



Kris Kaczor





Running Time

82 mins 

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SFGFF Film Program:

SF Green Film Festival Screening: May 31, 2015


When Jean Hill heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, she made it her mission to ban the sale of plastic water bottles in the small town of Concord, MA. She didn't realize she was starting a revolution.

Against her is a mountain of opposition, stoking fear of loss of personal choice. As in 1775, when Concord patriots began a Revolution, follow an 84 year-old woman waging a seemingly unwinnable battle.

Jean Hill was recognized by the EPA at the 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. Said the EPA in a press release: "In 2009, Jean Hill's grandson showed her images of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a circulating gyre of plastic the size of Texas. Jean's distress over this fueled her determination to do something, and ultimately led to Concord, Massachuesetts, banning the sale of plastic water bottles".

DISCUSSION WITH: Kris Kaczor, director and Dave Regos, producer.