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Stacey Ryan is another resident the film follows as he struggles to keep the small patch of land in the heart of downtown Mossville now occupied by only his mobile home amidst multiple power plant buildings.

A documentary film about environmental injustice and one man standing in the way of a petrochemical plant expansion refuses to. Mossville: When Great Trees Fall. “Welcome to beautiful downtown Mossville” Stacey Ryan says wryly. “Population: one.”. At one time, Mossville, Louisiana, was a thriving, self-sufficient, historically black community, teeming with gardens, grand fruit trees, and families.

But since petrochemical industries started snatching up affordable real estate nearby, the community has begun to treefelling.pwted Reading Time: 30 secs. May 12, Mossville: When Great Trees Fall. The Details. Watch the trailer. Share this: This will be a donation-based virtual film streaming experience of Mossville (available to watch anytime Monday, May 18 – Thursday, May 21st).Director: Alex Glustrom. May 07, Mossville: When Great Trees Fall resonates deeply with Maya Angelou's poem as the viewer becomes the witness to an egregious wrong perpetrated visibly upon a human being, a Brother of mankind, and invisibly upon the environment, the Mother of us all/ Directed by: Alexander Glustrom.

The Fisher family has lived in Mossville, Louisiana for generations - ever since their enslaved ancestors were freed. But international petrochemical company Sasol has been slowly engulfing the community and pushing residents out of their homes as its industrial site expands.

Mossville: When Great Trees Fall follows the lone remaining resident, Stacey Ryan, as he battles health problems caused by toxins from the plants, the indignities of Estimated Reading Time: 40 secs. May 22, The documentary Mossville: When Great Trees Fall is an intimate and gut-wrenching film detailing the assault on a town of Black residents at the hands of a. Feb 12, MOSSVILLE: WHEN GREAT TREES FALL.

EarthX. February 12 MOSSVILLE: WHEN GREAT TREES FALL is a heart-breaking story of a Louisiana community surrounded by dozens of petrochemical plants and the social, environmental, and health impacts on its residents.

awards & accolades for mossville the human rights award from full frame documentary festival. the david carr award for truth in non-fiction filmmaking and junior jury award at montclair film festival. best documentary film from rainier independent film festival. best documentary film and ecohero award from portland ecofilm festival. best international feature from toronto’s planet in focus.

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