Three upcoming Bay Area screenings of Come Hell or High Water: The Battle of Turkey Creek, winner of the Green Tenacity Award at the 2014 SF Green Film Festival
In celebration of
Recipient of the Sierra Club's 2014 Robert Bullard Environmental Justice Award.
Screenings followed by Q&A with the film's director, Leah Mahan, and special guests, including: Rose Johnson, Derrick Evans, and Leslie Fields.
Nov. 17 at 6:30pm - UC Berkeley (Wurster Hall)
Nov. 18 at 7:00pm - New Parkway Theater, Oakland
Nov. 22 at 7:00pm - Roxie Theater San Francisco
Event info: www.ComeHellOrHighWaterFilm.com
Event co-sponsors: Berkeley FILM Foundation; Oakland Film Society; San Francisco Green Film Festival; UC Berkeley Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning; Knight Program in Science & Environmental Journalism.
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. 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.
Leah Mahan receives the Green Tenacity Award at 2014 SFGFF; Derrick Evans answers audience questions at 2014 SFGFF.
Photos: Tommy Lau
Wurster Hall University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2000
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