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Alford Cooley
Paddlers and Friends are invited to post pictures and reminiscences about Glen Pearcy, fellow paddler who passed away on May 31.  Glen, a founding member of the floating Huckleberries, posted often on Paddle Prattle under the handle of Gulkhana.
 
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Glen on the Rappahannock 2009. Photo by Susan Sherrod.
 
 

Glen J. Pearcy, 71, a filmmaker whose production company created documentaries on social justice issues for PBS and other networks, and who directed the Oscar-nominated 1975 documentary “Fighting for Our Lives,” about Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, died May 31 at his home in Barnesville, Md. The cause was bile duct cancer, said his wife, Susan Pearcy.

 

Mr. Pearcy was born in Queens and grew up in St. Louis. He photographed the civil rights movement in the South, first as a photographer for the Harvard Crimson, and then as a volunteer with the Southwest Georgia Project, an economic development organization. His photographs from the period are archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

 

Mr. Pearcy volunteered with the United Farm Workers at its headquarters in Keene, Calif., in the early 1970s before making his documentary about the striking grape workers. He was media director at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration from 1979 until 1981, when he left to found Glen Pearcy Productions. An ordained minister, he volunteered at the United Church of Christ of Seneca Valley in Germantown, Md.

 
First is Paul Schneider's video of Glen on a Violettes Loop trip,
 
Here are Tributes to Glen posted on Paddle Prattle:
 
 
Two of Glen's Best Films Speaking out for Freedom:
 
Glen's Documentary of the 1960s South
 
Glen's Documentary on the United Farm Workers Union (Cesar Chavez) Strike of 1973:
 
Glen's Discussion of "One More River" and filming in Georgia - Library of Congress, Feb. 2014
0:30-0:52 mins (the film)      1:02 begin Q+A session
 
 
Some Videos by and of Glen on Nearby Streams
 
Glen's Video of the Thursday Paddlers Memorial Service for Steve Ettinger - 2013
 
Glen's MCC Trip on GW Canal Video - Sept 2011
 
Glen's Video "Pearcy Family Flotilla"  Aug 2015
 
Glen's Video of the Thursday Paddlers on Sideling Hill Creek in April 2015
 
Glen's Last Short - 2014
 
“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. 
I am haunted by waters.” 
Norman MacleanA River Runs Through It and Other Stories