Work of 1,000 Coming to Brookline, MA

Marion Stoddart's "The Work of 1,000" will be shown on Thurs. October 14 from 7pm-8:30pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St., Brookline. The film will be followed by a panel discussion on "The Future of Urban Environmentalism."

Panelists include Marion Stoddart, who led the cleanup of the Nashua River and stars in "The Work of 1000"; former Fitchburg Mayor Bill Flynn; current Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong; and Colin Durrant, the former Communications Director for the Conservation Law Foundation. Introductory remarks by Work of 1000 director/producer, Susan Edwards. The panel will be moderated by Work of 1000 director/writer Dorie Clark.

Work of 1000 is a documentary about the parallel journey of two characters, one a young woman discouraged at her future as a suburban housewife, the other a river - once beautiful and teeming with wildlife - now a hopeless, toxic sludge pit.

Chronicling an important episode in U.S. environmental history, this inspirational story examines the human side of acclaimed environmental pioneer Marion Stoddart.

Marion Stoddart proved that with vision and commitment, an "ordinary" person can accomplish extraordinary things. This film will reveal the secrets of her success and her methods for inspiring change.