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Come Hell or High Water traveled to Indonesia in April 2015 with AFS

Encore Broadcast August 25

WORLD Channel will broadcast Come Hell or High Water for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

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Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Over the course of a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face ordeals that include Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice.

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Katrina 10th Anniversary – Encore Broadcast and Events

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A decade later, what is the legacy of Hurricane Katrina? A few national organizations and publications are considering this question by looking at the story of Turkey Creek: The New Republic published an article titled "After The Deluge: Building climate...
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Come Hell or High Water report from Indonesia

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In April Leah Mahan traveled to Indonesia as a Film Envoy with the American Film Showcase to share Come Hell or High Water and lead discussions and workshops with students, environmentalists, journalists and filmmakers. Her post on the trip is...
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American Film Showcase workshop in Kendari

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Today in Kendari, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, young people participated in a documentary workshop with filmmaker Leah Mahan. The U.S. Consulate partnered with Yascita, a local NGO, to host the American Film Showcase program featuring screenings of Come...

Come Hell or High Water in Indonesia with the American Film Showcase

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From the Come Hell or High Water newsletter – read  & subscribe here. Next week, the American Film Showcase will travel to Indonesia with COME HELL OR HIGH WATER: THE BATTLE FOR TURKEY CREEK  filmmaker LEAH MAHAN and film expert IRENE TAYLOR BRODSKY, organized by the U.S. EMBASSY IN…