MEDIA ALERT: Arizona Community’s 5-Year Battle with Hickman Egg Factory Featured in New Documentary Film “RIGHT TO HARM”
National exposé on health, environmental & lifestyle impacts of industrial animal operation highlights Tonopah community group STOPP; Featured residents to speak at ASU-hosted screening
A free public screening of the new documentary film “RIGHT TO HARM” hosted by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. Post-screening: Media and audience Q&A session with filmmaker Matt Wechsler of Hourglass Films, impacted local residents and community members & supporters.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Showtime is at 7:00 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema | 1140 E. Baseline Road, Tempe AZ 85281
— Filmmaker Matt Wechsler | Hourglass Films
— Local AZ residents featured in the film “Right to Harm”
— Members of Save Tonopah Oppose Poultry Plant (STOPP)
— Danielle Diamond | Socially Responsible Agricultural Project
What if it came to your town? Since 2014, Maricopa County residents in Tonopah and Arlington have had their lives severely impacted by the intrusion of massive Hickman Family Farms egg production operations near their homes, schools, businesses and public spaces. The ‘family farm’ houses more than 4.5 million birds — and will eventually reach the goal of more than twice that number. The industrial-scale operations produce dangerous and prohibited levels of ammonia emissions, and impact local residents with unbearable odors and an array of public health risks from the massive amounts of airborne fecal matter particulate, feathers, dust, dander and allergens.
Residents and the community group STOPP have registered multiple complaints and entered into several County processes to oppose the continuing community impacts of the Hickman operations. Five years later, the Hickman facilities continue to run — and local residents continue to fight against the harsh impacts that come from being the unwilling host to a factory farm.
The story of Tonopah is now featured in the new Hourglass Films documentary, RIGHT TO HARM.
WATCH THE TRAILER: Click here to view the RIGHT TO HARM trailer
REGISTER FOR ASU SCREENING: Click here to register for this free event. Limited seating available.