Film Screening Today, 10/13/11 @ 5PM — “Fenceline: A Company Town Divided”

Thursday, October 13, 2011

5:00 pm

Brooklyn Law School

250 Joralemon Street

Room 401


Fenceline follows the story of Margie Richard, who claims that her African American community is suffering adverse health effects, due to the chemical emissions of a neighboring plant owned by the Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company. The town of Norco, Louisiana which derives its name from the New Orleans Refining Company, is divided between those who consider Shell a fair neighbor that carefully monitors it’s chemical emissions, and the all-black community.  Fenceline: A Company Town Divided hopes to offer the viewer an appreciation of the delicate balance between industry and environmental rights, without promoting a particular viewpoint. The questions this film addresses offer the viewer even-handed insight into a topic of national interest. With interviews of people from a wide spectrum of disciplines such as: industry experts, industry workers, environmentalists and local community members, this documentary juxtaposes misconceptions about the role of industry in polluting the environment against scientific facts.

Food will be served.

Please contact with questions.

Hope to see you there!

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