About the film
cancer church epa
Taking Back Our Town
Release Date: December 10, 2001
|Slogan||:||«Sometimes ordinary women become heroes.»|
|Production Companies||:||Hearst Entertainment Productions, Schreckinger Communications Company|
|Writers||:||Susanna Styron, Monte Stettin, Monte Stettin, Bridget Terry|
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.