Curated screenings including limited series, one-night-only presentations, and more.
DocNights with Thomas Jefferson University
Presented with Thomas Jefferson University, DocNights showcases celebrated contemporary documentaries exploring vital issues that affect our world, followed by enriching post-screening Q&As featuring the documentary subjects, filmmakers, and university conversation partners.
During 2021-2022, DocNights will present films that engage with facets of environmental justice, including how it relates to health, race, gentrification, food sovereignty, and more. Stay tuned for information on how to join us at our two fall screenings and talkbacks!
In an effort to bring these important and enlightening stories to members of the Philadelphia community, DocNights with Thomas Jefferson University is FREE to attend.
MOSSVILLE: WHEN GREAT TREES FALL
Alexander Glustrom | USA | 2019 | English | 76 MIN
September 7 | 7:00 PM
Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Room 101, 233 S 10th Street
Mossville, Louisiana: A once-thriving community founded by formerly enslaved and free people of color, and an economically flourishing safe haven for generations of African American families. Today it’s a breeding ground for petrochemical plants and their toxic black clouds. Many residents are forced from their homes, and those that stay suffer from prolonged exposure to contamination and pollution. Amid this chaos and injustice stands one man who refuses to abandon his family’s land – and his community.
Following the screening, MOSSVILLE: WHEN GREAT TREES FALL director/editor Alexander Glustrom and producer Daniel Bennett will join us for a virtual conversation moderated by Denine Crittendon, MPH, PhD(c), Instructor, Master of Public Health Program, Jefferson College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University
Tickets currently available to Thomas Jefferson University students, faculty, and staff as well as PFS members. Tickets will be able to public Monday, August 30.