If you ever wondered how Hitler got his ass kicked in WW2, i.e. the Great Patriotic War, by the Russians, all you have to do is watch “The Babushkas of Chernobyl” which I recently enjoyed seeing at the 2015 Woodstock Film Festival. Flowers or no flowers, these are serious grandmothers, i.e. babushkas, you wouldn't want to mess with, war or no war.
The “Babushkas of Chernobyl” is the tale of a dwindling group of elderly woman who snuck back into the "exclusion zone" around t
From Manhattan to the Maldives, Antarctica to Albany, National Geographic explorer, Jon Bowermaster, is out there entertaining, educating and advocating to protect the environment.
Jon sent me a link to view "After The Spill" which is about Louisiana after the BP Deepwater Horizon spill. The film is premiering at the upcoming 2015 Woodstock Film Festival (Sept 30-Oct 4th) and my plan is to review it more fully after the festival screening.
Jon is incredibly prolific and
This Anti-Erin Brokovich Environmental Film Begs the Question: What to Do When the Evil Corporate Goliath is Really a Lot of Little David Worker Bees Polluting the Hive Together? An opening scene in writer/director Kimberly Levin's film “Runoff” has the appealing farm-mom character, Betty Freeman (played by actress Joanne Kelly, pictured above), in a bucolic country field, delicately wafting smoke on a bee colony, a technique used to subdue bees so you can safely harvest the
Every year I look forward with great anticipation to the Woodstock Film Festival. It's one of those memorable annual events you look forward to like an anniversary, birthday or holiday, an event to mark the seasons by, reminding us how quickly time passes. I have been fortunate to see some outstanding environmental films at the festival. The bounty has included "Chasing Ice" , a stunning film featuring National Geographic explorer James Balog's quest to document the world's