Rocking the Boat Directed
USA / 2009 / 2minutes
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Part of the Hudson River Short Film Series, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's historic trip up the Hudson River.
A river-based after school program run by dedicated community worker, Adam Green, teaches boat-building to Bronx HS students to help develop leadership, life-skills, and environmental responsibility in it's young participants.
Josh Aronson began life as an aspiring pianist but at 12, when it was clear that that was not to be, he became a photographer ultimately shooting for Time/Life. He started making films in college and within a few years was directing television commercials and rock videos. Television pilots and series followed until 1999 when Aronson made "Sound and Fury," his first documentary feature that premiered at Sundance and went on to win awards around the world culminating in an Academy Award nomination. Since then he's made 4 other award-winning documentaries including "Playing For Real" for PBS, "Feelin No Pain," about the legends of Doo Wop, "The Opposite Sex: Rene's Story" and "The Opposite Sex: Jamie's Story" for Showtime and "Bullrider," a unique look at the rodeo world. Aronson created the 20 films of the Hudson River Short Film series as a way to stay upstate and on the river as much as possible.
Executive Producer(s): Scott Davis / WNET Thirteen
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