Sunday, November 10, 2019
DOC NYC 2019 Capsule Reviews: MOSSVILLE: WHEN GREAT TREES FALL and THE WIND: A DOCU-THRILLER
Portrait of Mossville Louisiana a small community founded by slaves which has now been over run by petrochemical plants. The pollution is so bad that people are being forced to flee the community or end up severe health problems. At the same time some people are choosing to stand and fight the companies that are destroying their homes and way of life.
An award winning look at the stand some people are taking to fight the powers that be is a sobering look at the state of the world and how big companies are wrecking the land and how people are suffering. While in many ways the companies are not really forcing people to go so they can grab their land it’s clear that they really have no choice or voice in the matter unless they choose to fight.
Worth a look.
The Wind- A Docu-Thriller
Atypical documentary that skirts the notion of whether it is a documentary at all concerning the wicked halny winds in Poland’s Tatra Mountains that occur a couple of times every year. The winds are so strong that they cause terrible destruction of trees, property and the human psyche. Despite being more an observational film about the people in the region than anything concrete about the winds, this is one of the creepiest films you’ll see all year. There is something oppressive about it all which makes it hang with you despite you’re wanting more concrete information and the passage of several days time.
Recommended for curious audiences