Media Advisory: UCI Law Presents "Company Town" Film Screening and Discussion


EVENT: The UCI Law Environmental Law Society, in conjunction with UCI Law's Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources (CLEANR) and Center on Law, Equality, and Race (CLEAR), will host a screening and discussion of "Company Town."

WHAT: The groundbreaking investigative documentary that tells the story of Crossett, Arkansas, where a local pastor David Bouie galvanizes citizens against Georgia-Pacific, one of the nation’s largest paper mills and chemical plants owned by Koch Industries. It offers a rare look inside a small town ruled by a single company that has employed generations of the town’s residents while burdening them with massive pollution, sickness, and death. Company Town asks, what do you do when the company you work for and live next to is making you sick? This is the story of a modern-day David vs. Goliath.

WHO: Speakers attending the event include Natalie Kottke-MasoccoDirector/Writer/Producer of Company Town Masocco is a documentary filmmaker, writer, and activist based in Los Angeles. She has produced multiple award-winning documentaries for film and television. Her inspiration and work focuses on social justice issues, utilizing film to make an impact. David JohnsonExecutive Producer of Company Town. Johnson is the founder of Act 4 Entertainment. He is currently a board member and former chairperson of Public Counsel Law Center, the nation’s largest public interest pro-bono law firm. Johnson’s passion to improve economic justice in America is alive in his inspiring films. Adam Paul Smith, Producer at Act 4 Entertainment. Smith is the creator behind Act 4’s “What Can I Do?” social action campaign, focused on bridging the gap between inspired audiences and meaningful action. He is currently in development on multiple projects for narrative features, documentary, television, and new media.

WHEN: Monday, October 28, 2019
Food will be served.
Event: 5:30–8:15 p.m

WHERE: UCI Law, Room EDU 1111 (map and directions)

REGISTRATION: The event is free and open to the public, however space is limited. Please RSVP to attend the event. 

PARKING: Parking in the  Social Science Parking Structure is $13. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact:

MEDIA: Media interested in attending must RSVP with:

Mojgan Sherkat
Media Relations Specialist