Controversy on the Delaware
A Look Upstream at the Tocks Island Dam Project
A video documentary by Ryan Balton, Brett Fuchs, and Nick Troiano


From left: Filmmakers Ryan Balton, Nick Troiano, Brett Fuchs.
In the aftermath of the ravaging 1955 flood, the Army Corps of Engineers set out to construct a dam across the Delaware River. The Tocks Island Dam would create a lake and recreational area consuming 70,000 acres of farmland and residential property. The video documentary exposes the grassroots environmental movement by local residents and the stand they took against the project. The land is now the National Park Service's Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Controversy on the Delaware was originally a school project for the National History Day competition in March 2006. Since then, it has received local and national acclaim and has sold over 250 copies on DVD.

Now available to check out at any branch of Pike County Public Library!

 

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Credits

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Ryan Balton
Delaware Valley High School '07, Syracuse University '11
Director, Co-Writer, Co-Producer, Director of Photography, Editor

Brett Fuchs
Delaware Valley High School '06, Allegheny College '10
Co-Writer, Co-Producer

Nick Troiano
Delaware Valley High School '07, American University '11
Co-Writer, Host, Co-Producer

 

Awards and Honors

National History Day Regional Competition- Penn State Wilkes-Barre, PA (March 2006)
1st Place for "group documentary"
Official Site | In the News

Black Bear Film Festival- Milford, PA (October 2006)
Official premiere at "Envirofest"
Official Site | In the News

The History Channel: Save Our History
Top 25 local history documentaries in the nation (May 2007)
Official Site

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance DIGit Festival- Narrowsburg, NY (Sept. 2007)
Official Site | In the News

Listing on the Internet Movie Database - IMDb

Shown to audiences for the Dingmans Ferry Historical Society, Friends of the Delaware Water Gap, Pike County Conservation District, Pike County Historical Society, and others

Recgonized in scholarships by the International Cinematographers Guild, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and Pencor Services

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