UPSTREAM - Film Premiere

The events of the First Waves Johnstown program in July of 2018 imbued a sense of urgency and amplified passion for everyone in attendance.  A pollution event upstream of the program site resulted in water that was too tarnished to proceed with the paddleboarding and whitewater activities for local teens.  Students that wouldn’t otherwise have the means or opportunities to experience the river were on deck for their first paddling experiences.  Instead, they focused on the other aspect of the First Waves workshop – filmmaking.  They learned to document what they were experiencing and create a film that could influence others to take an interest in watershed conservation.  Their film, Upstream, does exactly that.

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Upstream will premiere during the Stonycreek Rendezvous River Festival at Greenhouse Park on Saturday, May 18th at 8:00pm.  Learn more and share the event on facebook at: UPSTREAM PREMIERE

The final edit was produced by Miko Reyes and the Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.  Special thanks to the following sponsors and partners for making First Waves possible:

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