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Diesel Death Zone

Emily’s latest short documentary, Diesel Death Zone, explores communities housed between the The Los Angeles-Long Beach Port complex, oil refineries, and busy freeways, which deal with some of the worst air pollution in the US. Residents have been forced to take matters into their own hands, facing an apathetic government and powerful corporate superpowers throughout their fight for environmental justice. Jesse Marquez of The Coalition For a Safe Environment leads the way, sharing his passion for the community and tragic history growing up in Wilmington. This project comes at a crucial time, as minority populations are more likely to die from COVID-19 just because of the air pollution where they live. Emily aims to highlight the voices of these people, who are consistently exploited and ignored.

Diesel Death Zone

Emily Billow
Spring 2021
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Emily’s latest short documentary, Diesel Death Zone, explores communities housed between the The Los Angeles-Long Beach Port complex, oil refineries, and busy freeways, which deal with some of the worst air pollution in the US. Residents have been forced to take matters into their own hands, facing an apathetic government and powerful corporate superpowers throughout their fight for environmental justice. Jesse Marquez of The Coalition For a Safe Environment leads the way, sharing his passion for the community and tragic history growing up in Wilmington. This project comes at a crucial time, as minority populations are more likely to die from COVID-19 just because of the air pollution where they live. Emily aims to highlight the voices of these people, who are consistently exploited and ignored.