Running Time: 30 minutes
"***** Five stars."
- Video Rating Guide for Libaries
"Highly Recommended. A revealing program on environmental tragedy."
- Video Librarian
"Thought provoking...a fine introduction to this complex problem."
- School Library Journal
"Recommended. Well filmed...this video raises disturbing questions and offers hope...."
- Library Journal
"Recommended. The directors do an excellent job of
piecing together footage to create a smooth running video
that truly captures the essence of the topic. Through
interviews, tours and sad stories, the viewer is able
to get a sense of the enormity of the impact of dumping
toxins into the river. "
- Educational Media Reviews Online
- CINE Golden Eagle
- Jurors Award, New York Film Expo
- Bronze Award, Columbus International Film Festival
This revealing video is essential for anyone concerned with
environmental justice. America's historic Mississippi River has become
a 2,300-mile toxic waterway. Over half the industrial toxic waste discharged
into American lakes and streams is dumped directly into the Mississippi.
Cancer and mortality rates are among the
highest in the nation along the chemical corridor stretching
from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. Entire towns have been shuttered
as the direct result of unchecked air and ground water pollution.
Study guide included.