IRON SHARPENS IRON, 28min., USA, Documentary
Directed by John Richie
“Iron Sharpens Iron” chronicles Ironton’s fight against the development of the Plaquemines Liquids Terminal (PLT) atop the community’s ancestral burial grounds, as well as the destruction wrought by Hurricane Ida.
In 2022, I don't think there is a community on earth that does not struggle with the uncertainty of what the future holds for them, but Ironton has had to fight its entire existence, every step of the way, for services and resources most of us take for granted. I think their story begs the question: if we cannot assume even common decency now for every community out there, how will we ever steer the ship back to a sustainable future for all of us?