Film Screening & Discussion: Come Hell or High Water- The Battle for Turkey Creek

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Please join East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice for the free film premier and discussion of Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek with film maker Leah Mahan.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
7:00 to 9:30 PM

Doors open: 7 PM l Film Screening: 7:15 PM
(Film run time: 55 minutes)

Reception following screening

Arts Theatre of Long Beach
2025 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, CA, 90814

“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.” (

“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 [email protected]

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.

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