“Changing Currents” documentary has East Coast premiere Saturday in Clayton

CLAYTON — The award-winning documentary “Changing Currents: Protecting North America’s Rivers” will have its East Coast premiere here Saturday when the film is hosted by the Save the River organization.
The film was produced by MediaLab, the applied research and media services program at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash.
In November, the film received six awards at the Accolade Global Film Competition in California.
“Changing Currents” was produced by a team of seven PLU undergraduate students.
Rachel Lovrovich, the film’s creative director, said filmmakers traveled to about 20 cities and visited 14 rivers across North America for research, including the St. Lawrence, which she said is “great importance” to the film.
Save the River will have three guests at the event, who will be included with filmmakers in a question and answer session after the film: ■ Jeff J. Ridal, executive director and chief research scientist of the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Science in Cornwall.
The “Changing Currents” research and production team consisted of Pacific Lutheran University students Ms. Lovrovich, the film’s creative director; John Struzenberg, director of photography and chief editor; Chris Boettcher, social media associate; Kelly Lavelle, publicity designer and photographer; and Joshua Wiersma, assistant editor.
Attending the film’s screening Saturday in Clayton from PLU will be Ms. Lovrovich, Mr. Struzenberg, Mr. Wiersma and Ms. Lavelle.
The details: ‘Changing Currents’ n WHAT: The documentary “Changing Currents: Protecting North America’s Rivers” hosted by Save the River.
n WHEN/WHERE: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Clayton Opera House, 403 Riverside Drive.

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