Work of 1000 Screening and Talk

Work of 1000 Screening

Joel Wool ’10, Susan Edwards, Marion Stoddart, and Bob Nesson after the screening.
Photo credit: Claude Bartholomew

The Nashua River was once one of the ten most-polluted rivers in America. “Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000,” the award-winning documentary by local filmmakers Susan Edwards and Dorie Clark, tells the inspiring story of how Stoddart, a self-described ordinary woman in Groton, Massachusetts, was able to accomplish the extraordinary in mobilizing the cleanup of that river. Sponsored by The Office of Service Learning and Community Action, The Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Office of the President, Emerson Peace and Social Justice, Imagine Students Reaching Out, Earth Emerson, and Clean Water Action Massachusetts, the film screened in Emerson’s Semel Theater on Wednesday, November 14th, followed by a question and answer session with Edwards and Stoddart. Filmmaker Bob Nesson, part-time Emerson faculty member and director of photography for the film, moderated the discussion.

The event was well-attended by Emerson students and advocates for clean water and eco-knowledge in the local community. For more information, visit

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