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This will be a donation-based virtual film streaming experience of Mossville (available to watch anytime Monday, May 18 – Thursday, May 21st).

On Thursday 5/21 at 8:00pm EST, we’ll host a Facebook Live post-film Q&A with director Alexander John Glustrom be sure to follow @newportFILM for updates and to tune-in! 

Don’t have Facebook? Watch the Post-Film Q&A on YouTube Live Here!


Mossville, Louisiana: A once-thriving community founded by formerly enslaved and free people of color, and an economically flourishing safe haven for generations of African American families. Today it’s a breeding ground for petrochemical plants and their toxic black clouds. Many residents are forced from their homes, and those that stay suffer from prolonged exposure to contamination and pollution. Amid this chaos and injustice stands one man who refuses to abandon his family’s land – and his community.

Run time: 75 minutes
Director: Alex Glustrom
Producers: Linda Karn, Michelle Lanier
Cast: Stacey Ryan, Andre Ryan, Erica Felix Jackson, Destinee Jackson, Van Jackson, Monique Harden, Samson Mokoena, Caroline Ntaopane, Thomas Filo
Mossville: When Great Trees Fall
This is a past event

Watch the Virtual Q&A with Alexander Glustrom Here!

Striking and urgent, this harrowing account of environmental racism follows Stacey Ryan, one of the last remaining residents of a historically African American community, as he fights an influx of petrochemical plants into his town.


Mossville captures the devastation of the destruction of a community with grace and empathy and has a message that will reverberate across generations.


A nightmarish landscape is the battleground for Stacey’s defiant spirit, as he’s forced to choose between a better life for his son and fighting to preserve his ancestors’ legacy.