Near Miss Short Film, Audience Feedback from July 2022 ENVIRONMENTAL Festival
FESTIVAL AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEOS • 8m 57s
After a 2015 explosion at the Torrance refinery rattled the community, local activists discovered the blast almost led to a catastrophic release of one of the most toxic chemicals used in refining. Soon after, Torrance activists joined forces with environmental justice activists in Wilmington, uncovering past cover-ups and demanding safer communities by way of tighter restrictions. In the midst of a global climate crisis, Near Miss sheds light on the politics of public safety, environmental health, and environmental racism.
Director Biography - Olivia Rosenbloom
Olivia Rosenbloom is a filmmaker and writer with a strong interest in telling stories that explore the humanity at the root of our most pressing social, political, and environmental issues. She graduated from Brown University with Honors in English Nonfiction writing in May 2020 and currently works in documentary film.
Up Next in FESTIVAL AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEOS
Without Water Short Film, Audience Fe...
WITHOUT WATER, 20min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Jonathan Hyla
"Without Water" is a film that documents the ongoing dispute between the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power and the residents of Long Valley, California. Filmed by acclaimed director Jonathan Hyla and narrated by actor Dav...
FROM 3 to 3 Short Film, Audience Feed...
FROM 3 TO 3, 8min., Documentary
Directed by Xingyan Guo, Scout Raimondo, Jared Yao
Every day at 3AM, Devon Deblois starts his rounds as a city sanitation worker in Middletown, Connecticut. While sustaining the community in this irreplaceable but invisible position, Devin is also looking for a pla...
HORSESHOE CRABS, audience reactions (...
Interview with the filmmakers:
1. What motivated you to make this film?
We’ve always been fascinated by the ecosystems that exist in cities. New York City has a wealth of wildlife, but nature in urban environments like New York often goes unnoticed. The horseshoe crab is a perfect example: The...