Come Hell or High Water

Organizational Author: Zamler Productions, Independent Television Service, Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Resource Author: Derrick Evans, Leah Mahan

Date Published: 03/30/13

Resource Type: Documentary

Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek follows the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to coastal Mississippi when the graves of his ancestors are bulldozed to make way for the sprawling city of Gulfport. Over the course of a decade, Derrick and his neighbors stand up to powerful corporate interests and politicians and face ordeals that include Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil disaster in their struggle for self-determination and environmental justice.