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MOSSVILLE

  • Cinema Nova 380 Lygon Street Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia (map)
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5.15pm | Saturday 26 October | Cinema Nova

ABOUT THE FILM

Alexander John Glustrom | USA, South Africa | 2019 | 75 minutes

Australian Premier

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.

PANEL DISCUSSION

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.

Earlier Event: October 26
QUEEN WITHOUT LAND
Later Event: October 26
THE HOTTEST AUGUST