April 14 to 17, 2011

The Talking Pictures Festival
Evanston, Illinois

Work of 1000 is an Official Selection, Screens April 17
In its third year, this festival celebrates independent films from around the world that are challenging, intriguing, entertaining and prompt the viewer to think outside the box.

FILM DESCRIPTION: Susan Edwards' Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000 (USA, 30 min.) takes us back to the 1960s and Massachusetts' Nashua River, one of the most polluted in America. An unlikely activist, Marion Stoddart lived next to this toxic waterway and unexpectedly transformed herself from a housewife and mother to an environmental leader and citizen hero honored by the United Nations. This inspiring documentary chronicles how an ordinary woman took on big business, politicians, and public skepticism, demonstrating clearly how one person truly can make a difference.

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