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The Resource Fenceline : a company town divided, by Slawomir Grünberg, (electronic resource)

Fenceline : a company town divided, by Slawomir Grünberg, (electronic resource)

Label
Fenceline : a company town divided
Title
Fenceline
Title remainder
a company town divided
Statement of responsibility
by Slawomir Grünberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Polluting industries have a history of locating in low-income, minority communities, impacting health and leaving residents to fight for environmental justice. Fenceline follows the struggle of an African-American neighborhood known as the Diamond Community to be relocated because of the pollution from the Royal Dutch/Shell Oil Company. When Shell bought out Diamond in the 1940s to build a petrochemical industry, the company said nothing about potential health hazards, instead promising high paying jobs with generous benefits. Sixty years later, Norco, a company town which includes Diamond, is divided. Residents of the Diamond Community say they receive no economic benefits, yet inherit health problems ranging from asthma to cancer. The majority of white residents work for Shell and view the company as a benevolent employer. They reject the health problems of their neighbors as the result of poor lifestyle choices. Meanwhile, Shell depicts itself as a "good neighbor," carefully monitoring chemical emissions and offering employment to the community. This film helped to resolve the conflict in Norco; in June 2002, the publicity caused by the impending national broadcast of Fenceline on PBS prompted Shell to offer to buy out all four streets of the Diamond Community
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Awards note
  • Certificate of Merit in Environment, San Francisco International Film Festival, 2002
  • Environmental Media Association Award, 2003
  • John Michael Memorial Award, Big Muddy Film Festival, 2002
  • Platinum Award in Documentary, Worldfest- Houston, 2002
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grünberg, Slawomir
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Runtime
53
Series statement
Black studies in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Pollution
  • Diamond (La.)
Target audience
general
Label
Fenceline : a company town divided, by Slawomir Grünberg, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BLST;1645956
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1645956/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1645956/bls
  • (OCoLC)780749145
Video recording format
other
Label
Fenceline : a company town divided, by Slawomir Grünberg, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BLST;1645956
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1645956/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1645956/bls
  • (OCoLC)780749145
Video recording format
other

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