A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, fledgling activitsts face the full force of Shintech's wealth and influence peddling, which has bought the cooperation of the government from the local level all the way up to the Governor's office.
Sometimes ordinary women become heroes.
Did You Know?
This film was based on a series of articles by Christi Daugherty, an investigative journalist who exposed the real-life environmental violations at the Shintech chemical plant in Convent, Louisiana, which form the factual basis for the story. The articles were published in New Orleans-based publication, 'Gambit Weekly', and also taken up by various global news organizations, including the New York Times. See more
I will go all the way to Japan to tell Shintech in their own back yard that we don't want them in ours.