Film phase: Completed
Why is Diane Wilson — mother of five, fourth generation fisherwoman—Public Enemy No. 1 in Calhoun County Texas? Texas Gold profiles the brave and ballsy actions that have earned Diane Wilson the title of “unreasonable woman:” waging multiple hunger strikes, starting up a business bottling toxic water taken from a superfund site, chaining herself to a DOW chemical tower. Diane believes that “…putting your life at risk is where change happens.”
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Carolyn Scott is an award-winning filmmaker and creative director with more than 25 years leading teams in education, technical, and film endeavors. Carolyn is a recipient of the National Women’s History Projects: Women Taking the Lead To Save The Planet! She is one of a hundred women worldwide chosen for this one-time award. Other honorees include Jane Goodall, Rachel Carson and Hillary Clinton. Carolyn is executive director at Cool Planet Labs (CPL), whose mission is mass mobilization around climate solutions. The CPL team is comprised of Emmy® Award-winning IT pioneers who are well recognized as thought leaders in interactive media.
Texas Gold has screened at 40+ film festivals worldwide and been acquired by Sundance Channel, PBS Emmy® winning series Natural Heroes, FSTV, and Link TV. The film has won Best Documentary and Best of Fest awards at several renowned film festivals, including winning Best of Festival award at Palm Springs International short film festival and Best of Filmstock at DocDays London, England. The film toured with the Best of Fest Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival and has continued to be requested for fundraisers for environmental causes.