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River's Journey

"River's Journey" is a documentary short film telling the story of the Whippany River's checkered past – from being the dumping grounds of local industry and sewage plants to local activists and their journey in getting the river cleaned up. This educational film, directed by Academy Award nominee Glenn Silber of Catalyst Media Productions, portrays community, municipal and corporate group efforts to bring back the Whippany River to a healthier ecosystem. The Whippany River Watershed Action Committee (WRWAC) is a non-profit organization that continues to work to protect, preserve and maintain the 16 mile long Whippany River that runs through the heart of Morris County, New Jersey.

  • Glenn Silber
    Academy Award nominee of Catalyst Media Productions
  • Glenn Silber
    Academy Award nominee of Catalyst Media Productions
  • Dr. George Van Orden
    Key Cast
    Health Officer, Township of Hanover, NJ
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Environmental activism, river remediation, local activism
  • Runtime:
    31 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    45,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Jersey City Film Festival
    Jersey City
    United States
    October 18, 2014
    New Jersey Premiere
    First Film
Distribution Information
  • Whippany River Watershed Action Committee
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Glenn Silber

Glenn Silber is an Academy Award-Nominated documentary filmmaker and long-time network television news producer who produced more than 80 prime-time newsmagazine stories for CBS News and ABC News, as well as several feature documentaries for broadcast on PBS.

Mr. Silber was twice nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary, and has also received two National Emmy Awards, the George Polk Award, a Columbia-DuPont Silver Baton, the IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors) Award; a Writers Guild Award, and dozens of other awards and citations for his work as an independent producer/director and broadcast journalist. He was also the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for Filmmaking, was a Directing Fellow at the American Film Institute’s Center for Advanced Film Studies, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (Documentary Branch).

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