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D.C. Premiere of Come Hell … March 30 with Special Guests

Updated February 27, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Leah Mahan at www.leahmahan.com/contact COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, A DOCUMENTARY ON THE STRUGGLE TO SAVE A MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY SETTLED BY FORMER SLAVES, HAS ITS WASHINGTON, D.C., PREMIERE MARCH 30, 2014 Free screening with special guests on the final day of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital BROADCAST ON AMERICA [...]

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Come Hell or High Water - Audience Award and Onward!

I’m pleased to report that Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek received the Audience Award for Documentary Feature at its premiere at the New Orleans Film Festival, and the new year promises to b[...]

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Come Hell or High Water with Reel Power at Power Shift

Last weekend Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek went to Power Shift, the world’s largest youth gathering of climate activists. The film was one of several showcased there by Reel Power, a project[...]

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Come Hell or High Water - Gulf Coast sendoff

UPDATE: The film received the 2013 New Orleans Film Festival Audience Award for Documentary Feature. Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek had its premiere Sunday at the New Orleans Film Festival, an[...]

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Returning to Turkey Creek

Tonight I shared Come Hell or High Water at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Turkey Creek, where important moments in the documentary were filmed. I was so honored by the warm response. It was powerful to hear[...]

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NEW ORLEANS PREMIERE OCT. 13 of Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek

After a dozen years making a film about a Gulf Coast community struggling to survive, what could be more fitting than a premiere screening at the New Orleans Film Festival? The screening of Come Hell or High Water: The B[...]

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Love’s Sweet Old Song

When I was searching for a title for my documentary about Howard and Barbara I came across the lyrics to Love’s Old Sweet Song: “So till the end, when life’s dim shadows fall, Love will be found the swe[...]

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Making music for COME HELL OR HIGH WATER

Monday was a great day in the long life of the Turkey Creek documentary, which is now titled COME HELL OR HIGH WATER: The Battle for Turkey Creek. Composer and musician Derrick Hodge recorded a live session for the scor[...]

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What’s Possible: Documenting Disaster and Renewal

Cross posted from WHAT’S POSSIBLE: THE TIDES BLOG On April 20, 2010, the day BP’s oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi Gulf Coast community of Turkey Creek — which I had been making [...]

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A moment to remember at the Sundance Doc Edit Lab

My life as a mother and a documentary filmmaker sometimes seems like a film that’s out of sync. But there was a wonderful moment this summer when everything clicked. I had been invited to bring the rough cut of my Tu[...]

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