Watch as seven residents of western PA travel to the Gulf Coast region to explore what it looks like to live alongside a petrochemical plant. Take a journey along with them as they ask the hard questions and wrestle with the complex history of our past and issues facing Beaver County’s future.
Boom & Bust is produced by RiverWise, in association with New Sun Rising and the Genesis Collective, and created by filmmaker Christopher Padgett of Human City Creative. The project is completely self-organized and self-funded.
Many local community and environmental organizations play an important role in helping residents become more informed and inspired about the public health impacts of industry. While these efforts are very important, the Boom & Bust film was not conceived primarily as a public health, environmental science, or activist project. The goal of the film was to travel to Louisiana, witness what people were experiencing, and to share reflections on what we learned. During the screening events we will capture audience feedback in order to strengthen community connections and mobilize citizen action.
Thursday, July 28th, 2022 at 7 pm Iron Horse Theater, 348 Maplewood Ave, Ambridge, PA 15003
Monday, August 8th, 2022 at 7 pm
Virtual Screening via Zoom, Register for the August 8th event
A conversation will be held after this screening for those who wish to participate.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 at 7 pm
The Tull Family Theater, 418 Walnut St., Sewickley, PA 15143, Register for the August 10th event
Concessions will be available for purchase from the Tull Theater during the screening.
Drinks and conversation are scheduled at the conclusion of this screening for those who wish to participate.
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022 at 7 pm
Phipps Conservatory – Botany Hall, 1 Schenley Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15213, Register for the August 23rd event
Drinks and a conversation are scheduled at the conclusion of this screening for those who wish to participate.
This project is inspired by
strengthening community movement by challenging prevailing narratives