Documentary Films

Work of 1000: The Documentary Film

In the 1960s, the Nashua River in Central Massachusetts was one of the 10 most polluted rivers in the country. Working with executive producer Susan Edwards, Dorie Clark wrote and directed The Work of 1000, a documentary film chronicling the heroic and successful efforts of housewife Marion Stoddart to clean up the river.Work of 1000 logo

The film is available for purchase through our distributor, Documentary Educational Resources, or you can request a screening.

Film Festival Awards:

  • 2012 Best Short Documentary: Silent River Film Festival, Irvine, CA
  • 2011 Best Short Film: Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • 2011 Best Documentary Short: River’s Edge International Film Festival (Paducah, KY)
  • 2011 AT&T Award for Environmental Conservation and Stewardship: Arpa International Film Festival, Hollywood, CA
  • 2011 Speak Out Award: Humboldt Film Festival, California
  • 2011 Projecting Change Award: Projecting Change Film Festival, Vancouver
  • 2011 Honorable Mention Short Documentary: Talking Pictures Festival, Evanston, Illinois
  • 2010 Best Call to Action Film: Green Screen Environmental Film Fest, Venice, California

Film Festival Screenings:

  • Official Selection 2012: Wild & Scenic Film Festival (Nevada City, CA); Boston International Film Festival; Berkshire International Film Festival (Great Barrington, MA); Lake Arrowhead Film Festival; POWFest (Portland, OR); Sedona International Film Festival (Sedona, AZ); Asheville Cinema Film Festival (Asheville, NC); American Conservation Film Festival (Shepherdstown, WV); Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (Kathmandu, Nepal)
  • Official Selection 2011: Voices from the Waters Festival, Bangalore, India; Berkshire International Film Festival; Los Angeles International Women’s Film Festival; Brattleboro International Women’s Film Festival; Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (Ithaca, NY); Columbia Gorge Film Festival; Bend Film Fest (Bend, OR); Citizen Jane Film Festival (Columbia, MO); Montana CINE Film Festival (Missoula, MT)