Leah Mahan | USA | 2013 | 56 min
San Francisco Premiere
Come Hell or High Water
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.
"This powerful documentary illustrates a classic case of environmental injustice and exposes raw in-your-face Mississippi racial politics. Come Hell or High Water
is a perfect lesson that we are not living in a post-racial era." ~ Dr. Robert Bullard, 'father of environmental justice'
Discussion with: Leah Mahan, director; Derrick Evans, Turkey Creek; Judy Hatcher, Director, Pesticide Action Network; Daniel Iacofano, CEO, MIG Community Planning; Reverend Doctor Ambrose Carroll, Sr., Green For All Fellowship and Senior Pastor, Church by The Side of The Road, Berkeley; additional guests to be announced.
You might also like to see Emptying The Skies
(May 30) or Uranium Drive-In
Co-presented by: Green For All
; Bay Area Women in Film & Media
; Sierra Club - SF Bay Chapter.