Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek

The painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when his ancestors graves are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Over a decade, the film shows the resilience of a community that stands together for their rights.

 

Directors

Leah Mahan

Country

USA 

Year

2013

Running Time

56 mins 

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SFGFF Film Program:

Come_Hell_or_High_Water_Turkey_Creek_WEB.jpgCome Hell or High Water follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when his ancestors graves are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. 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.

Screening: May 31, 2014 at Roxie Theater. SF Premiere

Discussion with: Leah Mahan, director; Derrick Evans, Turkey Creek resident; Rev. Ambrose Carroll, Green For All Fellowship and Senior Pastor, Church by The Side of The Road, Berkeley; Judy Hatcher, Director, Pesticide Action Network; Daniel Iacofano, CEO, MIG Community Planning.

WINNER: 2014 Green Tenacity Award