“Come Hell or High Water” Katrina 10th Anniversary Documentary Screening & Discussion | SF
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EcoCenter | 32 Jennings Street at the end of Cargo Way, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
EcoCenter Science Saturday hosts a screening and conversation about how this story of environmental disaster and grassroots leadership speaks to challenges faced by Bay Area communities, and hopes for the future.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
There will be a discussion with the filmmaker and young people engaged with Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ) as Eco-stewards of Bayview Hunters Point. Moderated by Milton Reynolds, Senior Program Associate with Facing History and Ourselves and LEJ board chair.
Made by Bay Area filmmaker Leah Mahan over the course of twelve years, “Come Hell or High Water” was featured at the San Francisco Green Film Festival and will have an encore broadcast on the WORLD channel series America ReFramed (nationally and on KQED 9.3, Comcast 190) in late August.
Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek 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. Over the course of a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face ordeals that include Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice.