Life in the Sacrifice Zone

In his first feature film, Winston-Salem filmmaker Chad Nance highlights an African American community in rural North Carolina who battled systematic racism and one of the world's largest energy companies. A series of environmental disasters, racist actions by local officials and mysterious medical issues spurred the community into action. Tired of sacrificing their land and lives to the pollution created by the largest coal fired electric plant in North Carolina, they join their efforts and voices to force the biggest coal ash clean up in the history of the US. WORLD PREMIERE

  • Chad Nance
  • USA
  • 88 minutes
  • MT
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About RiverRun International Film Festival

Founded in 1998, is an arts organization dedicated to showcasing films from independent, international and student filmmakers. The 21st RiverRun International Film Festival was held April 4-14, 2019 in 5 venues throughout Winston-Salem and 1 in Greensboro. RiverRun screened 175 films from 47 countries with 18,354 attendees from across NC, the U.S., and internationally. Due to our excellence in programming, we are recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures & Sciences as an Academy Award qualifying festival in 2 categories – animated shorts and documentary shorts. In addition to our annual Festival, we have several highly regarded year-round screening programs which include the free Indie Lens Pop-Up Series in partnership with PBS North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina; RiverRun Retro; RiverRun Arts; and our education intiative, Films With Class.