Alexander John Glustrom
Full Frame 2019
DOC NYC, New Orleans, Hot Springs Doc, Washington DC Environmental, BendFilm, Raindance, Durban, Indie Grits, Montclair, Wild & Scenic, Planet in Focus
An intimate profile of one man’s struggle against environmental racism.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
Mossville, Louisiana, a community founded by formerly enslaved African Americans, 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 that 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.