Nov 22, 2017
This week on "Rebel Hearts": Kristie speaks with Erica Sardarian (Co-Director/Writer/Producer), Natalie Kottke-Masocco (Director/Writer/Producer) and Edgar Sardarian (Producer/Editor/Cinematographer) of the documentary film “Company Town“.
The film is a groundbreaking investigative documentary that tells the story of a modern day David vs. Goliath. Featured in “The New Yorker“, “The New York Times“, “The Guardian“, “The Hollywood Reporter“, and many more publications, this story is a rare look inside one hidden American town, where a company’s pollution and government neglect, inspires neighbors to stand up and fight for clean air and clean water.
Six years ago while working on another documentary project, Natalie Kottke-Masocco found out about the situation in Crossett (Arkansas) where Pacific Georgia has been polluting land and air, dumping 45 million gallons of waste into the Ouchita River every day. Cancer has been on the rise and nothing has been done, neither by the company itself nor by any government agency, to protect the town’s inhabitants.
Natalie, Erica and Edgar share their journey of creating this film, how it has impacted their own life as well as the life of the inhabitants of Crossest. Find out about the power of courage and people coming together, and what each single one of us can do to make this world a better place.
We all have the power to create change!