Sacrifice Zones: The 48217
A photographer in Detroit shines a light on environmental injustice in her community as she challenges a corporation to be more environmentally responsible by demanding a way out for residents.
Located in southwest Detroit, zip code 48217 is surrounded by several polluting facilities, including what many members of the community consider their backyard polluter; a refinery. Over time, one resident has documented the air pollution through her photography. The film follows her over the course of several years as she organizes neighbors that want the refinery to buy their homes, all in an attempt to provide residents an opportunity to leave their polluted community.