"A narrative that captures the complexities of race and raw power in today's Black Belt" -The Anniston Star
Hi. We are N'Jeri Eaton and Matt Durning. Together we produced the documentary film PERRY COUNTY.
PERRY COUNTY tells the story of a small, vulnerable community in Alabama faced with the controversial decision to accept millions of tons of toxic coal ash waste in exchange for short term jobs and an influx of cash despite the hazardous long-term health effects and environmental impact.
Our film has played at festivals, community screenings, and federal hearings, even won a few awards along the way. But the mountains of coal ash remain in Perry County. Local politicians continue to ignore the will of their constituents. And now the landfill is seeking to expand.
The best way for our film to achieve a real and lasting impact is as an educational tool -- raising awareness, fostering discussions and promoting action.
PERRY COUNTY has recently been selected to become a part of New Day Films, an educational
distributor that specializes in getting social justice films like ours into the hands of students and librarians, educators,
activists, and community organizers all across the country.
We plan to distribute the film along with a companion study guide and put them in the hands of the very people who need it the most. These resources will help educate viewers about the issues of environmental justice so they can protect their own communities and affect change from the ground up.
What We Need
In order to make this happen, we need your help. We need to raise five thousand dollars ($5,000) to cover legal fees, insurance, DVD-manufacturing, creation of our study guide, and distribution expenses. It's a huge challenge but we plan on getting there, with your help.
The good citizens of Perry County entrusted us with their story and now they are relying on us to help educate people about this important issue and the injustice and health risks they are facing every single day.
If you care about your right to preserve a healthy living environment in your own community, please support our film's IndieGoGo campaign, and encourage others to do the same.
Become a concerned citizen of Perry County. Every dollar counts.
What You Get
As additional incentive to contribute to our campaign, we are pleased to offer several thank you "perks," which appear in the right sidebar of this page. Have a look >>>
Spread The Word
Beyond donating, the best way you can help us reach our goal is by spreading the word about this campaign to your network of family, colleagues, and friends. A quick email, Facebook post or Tweet linking to our campaign page will go a long way toward raising awareness and raising funds.
Thank you for your support.
Producer, Shooter, Editor