Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival, Denver


The Society for Visual Anthropology presents The Hand That Feeds

Thursday, November 19, 9:00pm
Colorado Convention Center, Room 107, Denver


9:00 PM Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek, dir. Leah Mahan (56 mins, USA, 2013)

Synopsis: Come Hell or High Water follows Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who returns to his native coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed. Derrick is consumed by the effort to protect the Turkey Creek community his great grandfather’s grandfather settled as a former slave. He is on the verge of a breakthrough when Hurricane Katrina strikes. After years of restoration work, the community gains significant federal support for preservation. Derrick plans to return to Boston, but another disaster—the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig—seals his fate as a reluctant activist.

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November 19, 2015 at 9pm
Colorado Convention Center, Room 107
700 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
United States
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The Battle for Turkey Creek
“This intimate film tells a gigantic story...It’s about everything that matters in our society.”
Bill Bigelow, Rethinking Schools