Katrina 10th Anniversary: Come Hell or High Water // August 29

 

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Special screening & discussion marking the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Join us for a free screening of Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek 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. After the film, join a conversation with filmmaker Leah Mahan, moderator Milton Reynolds of Facing History and Ourselves, and young people engaged with Literacy for Environmental Justice as Eco-stewards of Bayview Hunters Point. 

Made by Bay Area filmmaker Leah Mahan over the course of twelve years, the film 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) 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.

This is a free event, seating is limited.

Sponsored by Literacy for Environmental Justice. Co-Sponsored by EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park and SF Green Film Festival.

WHEN
August 29, 2015 at 12pm - 2pm
WHERE
EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park
32 Jennings St
San Francisco, CA 94124
United States
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