When Diane Wilson discovered that her home, Calhoun County, Texas had been named one of the most toxic places in America, she decided to take action. This was business-as-usual for Dow/Union Carbide, one of the biggest toxic offenders in Calhoun, also responsible for the now famous/infamous 1984 pesticide gas leak at its plant in Bhopal, India, killing 20,000 over the last 20 years. In the 16 years since she began her fight, Diane has received death threats, and suffered intimidation tactics; shots were fired at her house from a helicopter and her dog was poisoned.

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 - which she creatively labeled and sold back the crude brew to the tycoons whose heedless business practices had polluted the water - sinking her own shrimp boat on top of a toxic discharge site, and being convicted for trespassing after chaining herself to an ethyl oxide tower at her local Union Carbide plant and unfurling a banner emblazoned with 'justice for the victims of the Bhopal disaster'.

DVD available. A production of Turtle Island Films, Santa Rosa, California (21 minutes)


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