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Mossville: When Great Trees Fall (Film Screening and Discussion)
Co-Presented by the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital and Green 2.0
Environmental racism exposé MOSSVILLE: WHEN GREAT TREES FALL is streaming in the DCEFF Virtual Theater Thursday, September 24, through Monday, September 28. The screening of the feature-length, theatrical version of the film will be followed by a pre-recorded panel discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by Daniel Herrera (Director, The Raben Group). Panelists include: Michelle Lanier (Executive Producer), Alexander Glustrom (Director), and Catherine Rierson (Producer).
Mossville, Louisiana, is a shadow of its former self — a community rich in natural resources and history, founded by formerly enslaved people and free people of color — where neighbors lived in harmony, insulated from the horrors of Jim Crow. Today, 14 petrochemical plants surround Mossville. At the center of the conflict is a man named Stacey Ryan, who has lost much of his family to cancer and has seen the neighborhood he grew up in demolished to make way for a new multi-billion dollar plant by an international chemical company.