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Outdoor Screening of Pine Mud Documentary on Oct 11 Explores Controversial Off-Roading in the Pine Barrens

COLLINGSWOOD, NJ — Enjoy a socially-distanced movie under the stars at the Collingswood Grand Ballroom on Sunday, October 11 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Produced by Hundred Year Films, award-winning filmmaker Jared Flesher’s fourth feature documentary explores the controversial topic of off-road vehicle damage on public land.

With a running time of about 60 minutes, Pine Mud focuses on the vast Pinelands National Reserve of southern New Jersey, one of the largest areas of open space remaining on the Atlantic seaboard.

Like in many wild places, “off-roading” has grown more popular here, with powerful vehicles trampling protected sand dunes and driving circles through ancient ponds. While some of the off-roading activity is perfectly legal, provided it stays on established trails, noncompliance with the rules is widespread. As a gritty local conservationist works to protect habitat for threatened species, tensions flare with off-roading enthusiasts who fear their access to the forest will be restricted.

For a deeper dive into these issues, Jared will be holding a 30-minute Q&A session after the film.

Registration is required for this event, with a $5 ticket fee and a request to bring your own seat.

The outdoor space that will host attendees is large enough to accommodate social distancing, but event organizers ask that tickets for groups are purchased together. Masks will be required for entrance and may be removed when seated in your designated area.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/SSJPineMud.

Sponsored by Sustainable South Jersey, Sustainable Collingswood, and Hundred Year Films.

About Sustainable South Jersey:

Sustainable South Jersey (SSJ) aims to support real and lasting change in South Jersey that will reduce harm from climate change, environmental degradation, and overburdened resources. SSJ provides this support by subsidizing sustainability projects, promoting educational or advocacy events in our community and giving a platform to those leaders in sustainability that want to make a difference in South Jersey communities