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Next Saturday at the James River Filmmakers Forum
By The Quail Bell Crew
© Kate Fowler
Quail Bell, like a number of our readers, is based in the gritty and darling Richmond, Virginia. As such, we thought we'd look out for our neighbors and give you a heads up on the James River Filmmakers Forum. It hits town on Saturday, June 8th at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. Care for deetz? Check out the James River Film Society website. While you're at it, find out more about Nitro, a documentary by the up and coming Kate Fowler, which will be screening that evening. Here's the official film description:
Nitro, West Virginia, is a small boomtown, nestled in the heart of America’s ‘Chemical Valley’. Formed, maintained and entirely reliant upon the chemical and rubber industries, this humble town embodies many of the environmental issues West Virginian’s currently face. Having housed a Monsanto Plant for over 70 years, residents of Nitro have simultaneously relied upon this company for economic stability, while battling the repercussions of the toxic chemicals it produced. Elevated cancer rates, high levels of Dioxin in local water ways and homes and rare auto-immune disorders have disrupted the lives of long term residents, and have rendered the fertile valley and river surrounding this region unusable.
Three other filmmakers will be presenting and screening their work. Plus, the event only costs $3! GO, RICHMOND, GO!