Sacrifice Zones: The 48217

Sacrifice Zones: The 48217

Directed by Ben Corona

Located in southwest Detroit, zip code 48217 is surrounded by several polluting facilities, including what many members of the community consider their backyard polluter; a refinery. Over time, one resident has documented the air pollution through her photography. The film follows her over the course of several years as she organizes neighbors that want the refinery to buy their homes, all in an attempt to provide residents an opportunity to leave their polluted community.