Come Hell or High Water – December broadcast, Facing Race and Bay Area events

Festival goers in D.C. snow (Photo by Lolita Parker, Jr., 2014)

Festival goers in D.C. snow (Photo by Lolita Parker, Jr., 2014)

Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek will air again on Dec. 16 and stream until Jan. 15. November events include a screening and workshop at Facing Race and three San Francisco Bay Area screenings celebrating the Sierra Club’s presentation of the Robert Bullard Environmental Justice Award to Rose Johnson.

 “A POWERFUL STORY of one man’s good fight.”


WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND this documentary film

about a middle school teacher who leads an environmental justice

battle in a historic African American community in Mississippi.”

– Deborah Menkart, TEACHING FOR CHANGE

VIEWERS WILL BE TOUCHED … and gain insight into

the region’s historical, environmental, and racial issues.”

       – Candance Smith, BOOKLIST


Come Hell or High Water will air again on the WORLD Channel series America ReFramed on Dec. 16 and will stream  for free for 30 days, from Dec. 17 to Jan.15 at

You can watch the film and the post-broadcast conversation with Derrick Evans, journalist Brentin Mock and America ReFramed host Natasha Del Toro. Then visit these two great online projects to hear directly from Gulf Coast communities about ongoing challenges and groundbreaking solutions nine years after Hurricane Katrina: and LandofOpportunityInteractive’s Katrina/Sandy timeline.


Visit for links to upcoming events.

Nov. 14 & 15 – Facing Race “Race Flicks” Film Festival and Reel Justice workshop

Nov. 17 – UC Berkeley co-sponsored by Dept. of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning & Knight Program in Science and Environmental Journalism

Nov. 18 – New Parkway Theater co-sponsored by Berkeley Film Foundation & Oakland Film Society

Nov. 22 – Roxie Theater celebration of Rose Johnson’s Sierra Club Bullard Award co-sponsored by San Francisco Green Film Festival


Recent events include:

Campus Events

Howard University Energy & Environmental Law Society, Humboldt University Campus Dialogue on Race, Ole Miss Racial Reconciliation Week, Texas A&M Campus Sustainability Day

Community Events

Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (Read Working Films’ report on these events, “An Organizing Tool for Environmental Justice in the South”)

Practitioner Events

Greenbuild International Film Festival, EPA Office of Environmental Justice in partnership with the Planning and the Black Community Division of the American Planning Association and the DC Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects


“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working with Turkey Creek and North Gulfport leaders to start a Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice,” Sun Herald, 10/27/14

Through a workforce training program funded by BP oil recovery funds, young men survey water quality in the bayou that feeds Turkey Creek, WLOX, 10/28/14


This news is from the November Come Hell or High Water newsletter. Sign up for future issues here (Click on “Subscribe” in the upper left corner).

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