Join us for Mossville: When Great Trees Fall at the Environmental Film Festival Australia (EFFA), including a post-screening panel discussion hosted by Dumbo Feather’s Digital Editor, Matt Ross.
About the Film
When your home is poisoned – do you stay, or do you go?
In a small Louisiana town, petrochemical industries purchase cheap surrounding real estate, contaminating the land of the once thriving, centuries-old black community.
Mossville’s citizens abandon their ancestral home as it becomes uninhabitable. Everyone except for Stacey Ryan. Surrounded by a toxic wasteland and isolated from resources and community, Stacey practices sheer resilience against oppressive industry forces, and refuses to let the deadly link between racial and environmental injustice prevail – despite the devastating toll this has taken on his health, his family and his community.
This screening will include a panel discussion focussing on the health implications of our changing environment, and how to protect your rights in relation to environmental issues. Hear from Misha Coleman, Executive Director Global Health Alliance Australia, Bronya Lipski, Environmental Lawyer at Environmental Justice Australia, and Fiona Armstrong, Founder and Executive Director Climate and Health Alliance.