Monsters (Monstruos)
  • Queen of the Desert
Regal Hollywood 20, Theater 10Sun, Apr 7, 2013 11:00 AM Event Date Passed
Regal Hollywood 20, Theater 8Wed, Apr 10, 2013 2:15 PM Event Date Passed
Film Info
Genre:Women's Interest
Environmental Interest
Category:Through Women's Eyes
Release Year:2013
Runtime:45 min
Type of Film:Feature
Production Country:United States
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Melissa Thompson
Produced By:Melissa Thompson
Alexander Johnson
Mitchell Wenkus
Marcos Davalos
Tim Aubry
Cinematography:Mitchell Wenkus
Editing By:Alexander Johnson
Music By:Ezequiel Cuevas
An estimated 42 people a year have been killed in Chicago by the Fisk and Crawford coal-burning plants, two of the oldest remaining in the US. Leila Mendez, who has lived 4 blocks from the Fisk since she was 9 years old, knew nothing about this until she herself got cancer. She has since worked tirelessly to shut down these plants, which she comes to realize disproportionately affect people of color. MONSTERS follows Leila over several years - through triumphs and setbacks, and above all is testimony to the power of hope.
Included Shorts
Queen of the Desert (28min) More