Playing at Pickford Film Center
84 minutes, USA, In English, DOC-Social/Racial Justice
Rated NR: _
Directed by Shawn Bannon
Live, virtual Q&A with director Shawn Bannon on Oct. 2
When a corporate hog farm moves in – uninvited – on land her grandfather purchased after claiming his freedom from slavery, Elsie Herring decides to fight back. But as her rural community becomes the epicenter of the pork industry’s rise, Elsie’s struggle to save her family’s home and heritage turns into a battle against one of the world’s most powerful companies and its deadly pollution. A years-in-the-making documentary, we are treated to a David (or in this case, Elsie) vs. Goliath legal battle, with all the tension and anticipation that affords.
Presented by Community Food Co-op