A documentary film created by the 2019 senior class at Four Rivers Charter Public School in Greenfield, MA--a college preparatory middle and high school serving Franklin County, MA.
The Four Rivers Class of 2019 was responsible for all stages of the documentary-- from topic selection, creative planning, and research, to interviews, filming, writing, editing, and post-production. After two months of A/V training and topic research, in December 2019, all 30 members of the Class traveled the state to interview politicians, business owners, residents, and scientists.
As their for-credit senior class project, student filmmakers produced Under Pressure, a 45-minute documentary film that investigates the 2018 gas disaster in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts, explores safety issues in the nation's gas distribution system, and challenges the value of gas and other fossil fuels in an era of accelerating climate change.
Watch the Trailer (2 minutes)
Watch the Trailer Spanish (2 minutes)
Watch the Full Length Film (45 minutes)