Saving Jamaica Bay tells the story of how one community fought government inaction and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City, which had become a dumping ground for garbage, sewage and bullet-riddled mobsters. Narrated by Academy-Award winning actress Susan Sarandon, Saving Jamaica Bay underscores the importance of citizen action and the role of urban nature in protecting our cities from the effects of climate change.
DANIEL HENDRICK (Producer and Writer). With more than a decade of experience working on environmental issues, Dan is ideally positioned to produce this first-ever, full-length documentary on Jamaica Bay. He is the author of the only general readership book on the bay’s history (“Jamaica Bay,” Arcadia Press, 2006), and spent years as the editor of a local newspaper covering Jamaica Bay, the residents who depend on it, and the challenges it faces. A graduate of Columbia University, Dan currently works in the renewable energy industry.