Directed, edited, and shot by Sophia Leb...
Letter to the Editor
Gus Wolfe has lived in the small town of Augusta, Montana all his life. The Rocky Mountain Front has been his unoffical photography studio since he was in highschool. His images have been seen around the world, but he had no interest in leaving his home, and his subjects, behind.
The Fight to Save East River Park
New York City plans to bury the 58-acre East River Park in order to protect it from rising tides caused by climate change. Locals spent years drafting their own climate protection plan, one that would save the park and keep it open. The difference between their's and the city's plan? The community's would require temporarily closing a lane of nearby FDR Drive on weeknights. Rather than inconvenience drivers, whose vehicles are a driving force behind climate change, the city has decided to eviscerate the largest pocket of green space in lower Manhattan for years to come. Working-class residents who live beside the park are organizing and fighting back with a "Bury the Plan Not the Park" march planned for Saturday, Sept. 21. at Tomkins Square Park beginning at noon. Read John Tarleton's cover story on the showdown in The Indy's August issue: https://indypendent.org/2019/08/fighting-for-their-park-les-residents-challenge-the-citys-climate-change-plans/. Video by Sophia Lebowitz.
Family, tranquility, and pride in her country fill Louisa’s life. However, during a time of transition, Louisa reflects on her frustrations and hopes regarding her Cuban identity and the conditions of her housing within Havana. Familia, tranquileza y orgullo en su país completan la vida de Louisa. Pero durante un periodo de transito, Louisa refleja sobre sus frustraciones y esperanzas de identidad Cubana y los condiciones de su vivienda entre Habana.