Divide in ConcordIn Attendance
Feature director Kris Kaczor, short director Kit Noble
About the Film
The residents of Concord, Massachusetts take pride in their town’s role in the American Revolution and celebrate direct democracy at annual town meetings where all citizens may propose and vote on bylaws. Jean Hill knows the process well—for two years running, the feisty octogenarian, concerned about the environmental impact of our disposable culture, has unsuccessfully lobbied to ban the local sale of plastic bottled water. She’s giving her bylaw one last try, facing off against her nemesis, celebrity publicist turned pundit Adriana Cohen, who balks at having her freedom encroached upon. Divide in Concord is an engaging and humorous exploration of participatory democracy and the power of individuals to enact change.
About the Director
Kris Kaczor is the founder of 750 Productions, a Brooklyn-based film making collective. After studying film and cinematography at The Motion Picture Institute of Michigan in 2001, he directed two 16mm film shorts that received national and international recognition. Since moving to Brooklyn in 2004 Kaczor has directed and edited feature docs, national spots, music videos and fringe video art. Receiving acclaim for his work, Kaczor maintains that true wonder lies in the reality that is our lives.
To watch a trailer of the film click the image below: