Environmental Film Fest: Summer Series

The Sacrifice Zone

Expired April 26, 2021 3:45 AM
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2021 Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability Winner

The Ironbound district of Newark, New Jersey, is one of the most toxic neighborhoods in the country — in a one-mile stretch, residents live with a sewage treatment facility, an animal fat rendering plant, and chemical storage. Maria Lopez, a Honduran-American resident there, is waging a war for environmental justice. The Sacrifice Zone follows Maria as she leads a group of warriors who are fighting to break the cycle of poor communities of color serving as dumping grounds, so the rest of us can live in comfortable ignorance.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    32 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    D.C. Premiere
  • Director
    Julie Winokur