Mossville: When Great Trees Fall
Mossville, Louisiana: A once-thriving community founded by formerly enslaved and free people of colour, and an economically flourishing safe haven for generations of African American families.
Today, it’s a breeding ground for petrochemical plants and their toxic black clouds. Many residents are forced from their homes, and those that stay suffer from prolonged exposure to contamination and pollution. Amid this chaos and injustice stands one man who refuses to abandon his family’s land - and his community.
'A powerful portrait of the human cost of environmental devastation.' - Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
'This documentary is not only a must-see but is a door to open more conversation about blatant genocide happening right here in the US and solutions of what can be done to stop it.' - Malika Harris, Irish Film Critic
'The material toxicity of racism.' - The New York Times