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|Screening & Discussion: 'Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek'|
|Date||Saturday May 31|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., San Francisco (near 16th/Mission BART)|
|Organizer/Author||SF Green Film Festival|
San Francisco Premiere.
Discussion with: Leah Mahan, director; Derrick Evans, Turkey Creek; Julian Mocine McQueen, Director of Education & Outreach, Green For All; Judy Hatcher, Director, Pesticide Action Network; additional guests to be announced.
'Come Hell or High Water' follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Bay Area filmmaker Leah Mahan worked on the documentary over the course of a decade, as Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face ordeals that include Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster. This film is about their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice and shows the resilience of a community that stands together for their rights.
"This powerful documentary illustrates a classic case of environmental injustice and exposes raw in-your-face Mississippi racial politics. Come Hell or High Water is a perfect lesson that we are not living in a post-racial era." ~ Dr. Robert Bullard, 'father of environmental justice'
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Leah Mahan | USA | 2013 | 56 min
The 4th San Francisco Green Film Festival runs May 29-June 4 with 60 new films from around the world. Visit us online at http://sfgreenfilmfest.org