Our allies with the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice supported the making of Mossville: When Great Trees Fall. The film will be screened in Chelsea on Sunday, Nov. 10th 12:45 PM.
A community founded by formerly enslaved African Americans, Mossville, Louisiana was once a thriving, safe haven. Today it’s a breeding ground for petrochemical plants and their spewing black clouds. Many residents are forced from their homes. Those who stay suffer from prolonged exposure to contamination and pollution. Amid this chaos stands one man, Stacey Ryan, who refuses to abandon his family’s land and fights for basic human rights in this powerful portrait of resilience.