The full title of this documentary is Enthusiasm's Defeat & Consequential Rejuvenation of Spirit or The Beginners Guide to Understanding Bill Zimmerman & the Buffalo Waterfront Alliance. The Buffalo Waterfront Alliance is a community based group with the intention of rejuvenating the waterfront. The focus of this film is Bill Zimmerman, who leads the group. This documentary takes a close look at Bill's work.
Buffalo's Waterfront was the topic of the BUFFALO YOUTH MEDIA INSTITUTE in 2007. A collaboration between Squeaky Wheel and Preservation Buffalo Niagara, the BUFFALO YOUTH MEDIA INSTITUTE is a youth media and community history initiative which gives up to 20 young people (age 13-18/8th-12th grade) from Buffalo, NY and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn about the history of their local community by making documentaries about Buffalo. The project starts in September and ends in June and has been funded by the John R. Oishei Foundation, the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, the Baird Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.