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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 54 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2011
Available in French: No

TAR CREEK is the story of the worst environmental disaster you've never heard of: the Tar Creek Superfund site. Once one of the largest lead and zinc mines on the planet, Tar Creek is now home to more than 40 square miles of environmental devastation in northeastern Oklahoma: acid mine water in the creeks, stratospheric lead poisoning in the children, and sinkholes that melt backyards and ball fields.

Now, almost 30 years after being designated for federal cleanup by the Superfund program, Tar Creek residents are still fighting for decontamination, environmental justice, and ultimately, the buyout and relocation of their homes to safer ground. As TAR CREEK reveals, America's Superfund sites aren't just environmental wastelands; they're community tragedies, too...until the community fights back.

"A complete revelation, a much richer and more tragic story than I had ever been aware of."
- Christopher H. Foreman, Jr., Director, Social Policy Program, University of Maryland

DVD Features: 
Includes SDH captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing plus scene selection.



Best Feature Documentary, Nickel Independent Film Festival
Director's Choice & Audience Choice, Southern Winds Film Festival
Nominated for Golden Panda Award, Wildscreen Festival. UK
Nominated for Best Feature Documentary, Trail Dance Film Festival
Screened at:
Kansas International Film Festival
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival
Green Screen Environmental Film Festival

- film's website

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