5.15pm | Saturday 26 October | Cinema Nova
ABOUT THE FILM
Alexander John Glustrom | USA, South Africa | 2019 | 75 minutes
Best Feature Documentary - Ranier Independent Film Festival 2019 (USA)
David Carr Award For Truth In Non-Fiction Filmmaking – Montclair Film Festival 2019 (USA)
When the only place you have every called 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.
One by one, family by family, Mossville’s citizens have abandoned their ancestral home as it became uninhabitable. Everyone except for Stacey Ryan. Surrounded by a toxic wasteland and isolated from resources and community, Stacey practices sheer resilience against oppressive industry and refuses to let the deadly link between racial and environmental injustice prevail – despite the devastating toil this has taken on his health, his family and his community.
This screening will be followed by a discussion with the following panellists.
Thanks to all EFFA 2019 partners for their generous supporting in making this year’s festival possible, including major partner, Bank Australia, government partner, City of Darebin, and supporting partner Monash University.