Tues, Oct 22 at 7 pm
followed by discussion with residents featured in the film
“Uniontown” weaves together the untold narratives of residents in Uniontown, Alabama, a long-silenced southern city continuously polluted by industrial waste and acts of environmental racism. This 16-minute short documentary brings to life the byproducts of industry in nearby communities and the fighting spirit that stands up against them. Uniontown educates and inspires those near and far from Uniontown, Alabama on the social impact of environmental damage.
Event is Sponsored by: Alice Cook House at Cornell, the Center for Conservation Social Sciences in the Dept. of Natural Resources, the Dept. of Government, the Dept. of Development Sociology, Office of Engagement Initiatives, and Cornell’s Public Service Center in cooperation with Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice.
-Directed by Fraser Jones and Winner of Best Short Award at EarthX Film Festival, Winner of the Reel
South Award and Honorable Mention for Best Short Documentary at Indie Grits Film Festival, Official
Selection at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and American Documentary Festival.