MOSSVILLE: WHEN GREAT TREES FALL

As a centuries-old black community, contaminated and uprooted by petrochemical plants, comes to terms with the loss of its ancestral home, one man standing in the way of a toxic petrochemical plant's expansion refuses to give up.

Directors

Alexander Glustrom

Country

USA

Year

2019

Running Time

76 mins 

Website

http://www.mossvilleproject.com/

SFGFF Film Program: 

Green Film Fest Screening - September 28, 2019

Mossville, Louisiana is a shadow of its former self – a community rich in natural resources and history, founded by formerly enslaved people, where neighbors lived in harmony, insulated from the horrors of Jim Crow. Today, however, Mossville no longer resembles the town it once was. Surrounded by 14 petrochemical plants, Mossville is the future site of apartheid-born South African-based chemical company Sasol’s newest plant – a $21.2 billion project and the largest in the western hemisphere. As this centuries-old black community, now contaminated and uprooted, comes to terms with the loss of its ancestral home, one man standing in the way of the plant's expansion refuses to give up.

DISCUSSION WITH: Executive Producer Michelle Lanier