Come Hell or High Water news and events

Read the blog for recent news and resources, including The New Republic podcast titled "It’s Not Mother Nature Who’s Racist" and ABC News video "Turkey Creek: Surviving the Storm."

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


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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About Miss Net’s cake and her Katrina-soaked photographs

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Today I bought ingredients for a very special recipe. I have never attempted to emulate Neterine Theodore’s cream cheese pound cake, but this seems like the right time to try. I met Miss Net because she was Derrick Evans’ Sunday…

Katrina Commemoration – Stream Free thru Sept. 4, 2015

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From the Come Hell or High Water newsletter (Sign up!) More ways to explore the legacy of Hurricane Katrina Until September 4th, WORLD Channel will provide a free stream of Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek at Please let your networks know!  Build on…


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...