Filmmaker: Mark Barner
Organization: The Niagara Gateway Columbus Park Association/Buffalo West Side Environmental Defense Fund
“Living in the Shadow of the Bridge” depicts the negative impact that the Buffalo & Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority’s constantly changing expansion plans have on the quality of life, property value, and the health of West Side residents.
The Niagara Gateway Columbus Park Association / Buffalo West Side Environmental Defense Fund works to raise the awareness of residents, politicians and other stakeholders about the major environmental damages and public health risks associated with the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority’s proposed plans to expand their trucking and inspection operations into the residential neighborhood.
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Mark Barner is an Associate Professor in Communication Studies at Niagara University. He has produced several video documentaries on Western New York issues including the role of women in WNY aircraft industries during World War II, and an educational piece on the
history of Youngstown, NY.
The video was produced through Squeaky Wheel's Channels: Stories from the Niagara Frontier - an initiative that pairs local filmmakers with the region's activist groups to make short documentaries about issues impacting Buffalo + Western New York.
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