Elsie Herring

In September 2018, the We Animals Media team travelled to North Carolina to document the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. During their time in Duplin County, filmmaker Kelly Guerin met Elsie Herring, the great-granddaughter of a freed slave who became an environmental activist after a factory farm replaced the small family farm next door to her family’s property. In this interview, Herring speaks at length about her experiences watching the farming in Duplin County transform into the massive industry it is today and how it has impacted the lives of everyone around them.

Film: Kelly Guerin, 2019
Editing: Nardine Groch, 2019

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