Cheshire, Ohio

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Film phase: Completed

SYNOPSIS

A gun toting 83-year old woman refuses to sell her house to the power plant next door. But despite her refusal, the plant has moved ahead with a 20 million-dollar deal to buy out most of Cheshire and bulldoze all the homes. A story of money, power, corporate dominance of American life, and the increasingly difficult choices we face surrounding coal and the environment, Cheshire, Ohio makes us think twice about home.

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Eve Morgenstern is a photographer and filmmaker from Brooklyn, NY. She received a BA from Vassar College and an MFA from The San Francisco Art Institute. She was a 2010 LMCC Workspace resident and a MacDowell Colony resident in 2009. Her photography project, Facades of Crises, had its Museum premiere at Bildmuseet in Umeå, Sweden in 2011-2012. Her film work has been awarded grants from The New York State Council on the Arts, The Anthony Radziwill Documentary Fund, The Park Foundation, and The New York Council for the Humanities.