Failing infrastructure in focus

Mar 22, 2014
America’s bridges, dams, levees and highways are crumbling, toppling, being washed away and putting us all at risk, according to investigative reporter Leslie Cardé.

Thomaston — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with screenings weekly at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. March’s theme is Films Seeking Truth.

The March 28 screening features “America Betrayed,” a nonrated film that runs 94 minutes. In this searing 2008 documentary, investigative reporter Leslie Cardé shines a light on America's crumbling roads, bridges and dams and exposes how self-serving politicians have shifted needed public funds away from the country's aging infrastructure. Narrated by Richard Dreyfuss, the film examines the New Orleans levees that failed during Hurricane Katrina, revealing that this was not an isolated event but one of many neglected public projects.

Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Light refreshments will be served. The Thomaston Academy building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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