With extreme energy disasters like the West Virginia chemical leak and the exploding tar sands trains fresh on people’s minds, many of us are searching for ways to ensure the safety and health of our communities. The national television broadcast of Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek on April 29th offers an opportunity for you to spark discussion and action among your friends and neighbors about how to forge a sustainable and just future.
Come Hell or High Water tells the story of a Gulf Coast community threatened by urban sprawl, hurricanes and an unprecedented manmade disaster.
Sign up today to host a watch party of Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek when it premieres on April 29th or within 30 days following the television premiere. You can access the film by finding your broadcast on a local station, or watch when it streams for free online through America ReFramed. After you register your event, we’ll provide you with a guide to host a successful party.
Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek 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, Derrick 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 is an inspirational story of how one community banded together to save their land and culture. After watching the film with your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues, have a conversation about how the film moved you and encourage everyone to get involved locally. Sign up to host a house party today!
Come Hell or High Water Watch Parties are a partnership with Working Films’ Reel Power.
“This intimate film tells a gigantic story — about race, about power, about 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