In Texas, petro-chemical plants routinely release millions of tons of toxic pollutants into the air each year, plus thousands more in ‘accidental’ releases. When these incidents happen, local residents are advised to shelter in their homes and tape up their windows and doors. Filmed and directed by award-winning photojournalist Zed Nelson, Shelter in Place is a compelling portrait of a community living in the shadow the mighty Texan petro-chemical industry. Disturbing and burningly relevant – a story about civil rights, environmental pollution and a battle against corporate power.
Shelter in Place / Shortlisted for a Grierson Best Newcomer Award 2010
Director: Zed Nelson, Producer: Hannah Patterson. 48 mins
Shelter in Place will be screened at the Curzon Soho (Shaftesbury Avenue, W1) on Wednesday 26 January at 6.40pm – in a double bill along with Petropolis.