Where another state's toxic trash has become one man's treasure.
- Official Website
- Environment, Minorities, Social Issues, Politics, and Public Affairs
PERRY COUNTY is a half-hour film documenting the controversial decision to dump millions of tons of coal ash waste from the 2008 Kingston, Tennessee spill at a landfill in this rural, predominately black community in central Alabama.
The short term benefits are clear: over $4 million dollars in dumping fees and 80 new temporary jobs in a region desperate for industry. But the long-term health and environmental risks, dismissed by local politicians, led by County Commissioner Albert Turner Jr., have raised a chorus of concern among local residents who question the true cost of this so-called progress.
- Running time
- 27 minutes
- N'jeri Eaton ... Co-Director, Co-Producer, Co-Editor, Camera and Sound
- United States
- Years of Production
- Perry County, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia
- Prod. Partners
- Matt Durning, co-producer/director/camera/editor
- Release year
- Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, Peachtree International Film Festival, Red Rock Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Southern Appalachian Film Festival
- North Gate Award for Best Documentary at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Best Public Health Film and Best Alabama Film at Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival
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