"Striking and ugent, this harrowing account of environmental racism follows Stacey Ryan, one of the last remaining residents of a historically African American community, as he fights an influx of petrochemical plants into his town." - IndieWire
Best Feature Documentary - Ranier Independent Film Festival 2019 (USA)
David Carr Award For Truth In Non-Fiction Filmmaking - Montclair Film Festival 2019 (USA)
When your home is poisoned - do you stay, or do you go?
In a small Louisiana town, petrochemical industries purchase cheap surrounding real estate, contaminating the land of the once thriving, centuries-old black community.
Mossville's citizens abandon their ancestral home as it becomes uninhabitable. Everyone except for Stacey Ryan. Surrounded by a toxic wasteland and isolated from resources and community, Stacey practices sheer resilience against oppressive industrial forces, and refuses to let the deadly link between racial and environmental injustice prevail - despite the devastating toll this has taken on his health, his family and his community.
This film screens as part of the 2019 ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA (EFFA) and includes a post-screening panel discussion. Find out more about the panel on the EFFA website.
- Commences Saturday, 26 Oct 2019
- Rating E
- Genre To Be Advised
- Running Time 76