EYCEJ Screening of the film Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek
If you are in the L.A. area, Please join East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice for the screening of the award winning film Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek, and discussion with filmmaker Leah Mahan!
Thursday, April 24 Art Theatre of Long Beach
7 – 9:30 PM 2025 E. 4th Street
Reception following screening Long Beach, CA 90814
COME HELL OR HIGH WATER: The Battle for Turkey Creek – TRAILER (1 MIN.) from Leah on Vimeo.
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. Over the course of a decade, Derrik and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face ordeals that include Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice.” (www.turkeycreekproject.org)
“This intimate film tells a gigantic story — about race, power, and so-called development. But it is also a saga of community resilience, resistance, and hope. It’s about everything that matters in our society.” — Bill Bigelow, Rethinking Schools
For information call 323-263-2114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by: The California Endowment and East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice.
The event is sponsored by: UEPI-Occidental College, End Oil, Moving Forward Network, Building Healthy Communities-Long Beach, and East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice.