Libby, Montana (2005)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Environmental Science, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 116 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In the small, blue collar community of Libby, Montana, hundreds of feet beneath the majestic, Northern Rocky Mountain peaks, the hard working men and women have fallen victim to the worse case of massive toxic exposure in recorded U.S. history. Libby is a town that made its mark on the map through logging and mining. When W.R. Grace came to Libby, the citizens welcomed them with open arms. It seemed that a corporation had finally taken notice of this iconic American town, and was prepared to invest in its honest workers and valuable resources. But then something went horribly wrong. Somehow, massive amounts of asbestos got into the air, and whispers of a cover-up by W.R. Grace slowly began to circulate amongst the citizens. Later, a local doctor would estimate that out of the town's 6000 residents, approximately 1,500 of those would show asbestos-related changes on x-ray. Now, as the outrage continues to spread, the citizens of Libby, Montana have finally found the courage to stand up to W.R. Grace, and attempt to hold the corporation accountable for their alleged transgressions.



big-business, blue-collar, cancer, community, mining-town, mountains, toxic-chemicals