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Libby, Montana

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PBS Premiere: August 28, 2007

Synopsis

Nestled below the rugged peaks of the Northern Rockies in Montana — as iconic a representation of America's "purple mountain majesties" as one can find — lies the site of the worst case of community-wide exposure to a toxic substance in U.S. history. In the small town of Libby, many hundreds of people are sick or have already died from asbestos exposure.

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TAGS: asbestos, environment, libby, montana, poison, talc mines, vermiculite

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Film Information

Libby, Montana (60 min.)

Premiere Date: August 28, 2007

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Trailer: Link

Filmmakers: Doug Hawes-Davis, Drury Gunn Carr | Interview | Statement

Press: Fact Sheet | Press Release

Filmmakers

Doug Hawes-Davis
Doug Hawes-Davis
Drury Gunn Carr
Drury Gunn Carr

Our life in america is not governed by the people, it's ruled by money and political wrangling. . . To the people of Libby, Montana my heart goes out to you, I wish there was something more that I could do or say!”

— Garion, Viewer

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Critical Acclaim

Libby. . . is definitely horrific . . . The film isn’t exactly the blood-stirring anti-corporate agitprop you might expect. The directors . . . chose to structure it like a mystery.”

&mdash Mike Hale, New York Times

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