March 7, 2020 - 10:00am
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July, 2019

City Swim is a short documentary that chronicles the first open river swim in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 75+ years. The film celebrates the renewed health of the Milwaukee River while telling the stories of the swimmers who participated in this historic swim.


Joe Brown

Joe Brown is a filmmaker whose work focuses on the natural world and issues of social justice. His documentaries have examined topics such as: natural gas drilling or "fracking," the abuse of wildlife, "radical" environmental activists, urban renewal, and socioeconomic class. His work has screened at film festivals such as: The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, The Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival, and The Birmingham Sidewalk Festival. Brown is actively involved in The Colorado Environmental Film Festival ( and serves as the Vice-President of the University Film & Video Association (2017-2021) ( Brown is a professor of film production at the University of Denver. His current feature film– "Operation Wolf Patrol," is now in post-production. Learn more at: