Private Project

Fighting For Air

Air pollution has long been recognised as a cause of chronic health issues, but over the last decade, the port region, close to LA, has become one of the most polluted parts of the world. 

Already suffering the well-documented effects of ozone pollution, smog, and nitrogen dioxide, as E-commerce has exploded, so have lung disorders, asthma and cancers. This film investigates the David v Goliath struggle for clean air underway, as the community of colour are coming together to fight the global online giants such as Amazon, who pollute the air they breathe.

  • nicola milne
    'Worth Dying For?' 'South Africa's Dirty Secret Coal.' 'Green Gold?'
  • Shanshan Chen
  • nicola milne
    'Green Gold?', 'South Africa's Dirty Secret: Coal'. ' Worth Dying For?'
  • Shanshan Chen
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    26 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 18, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - nicola milne, Shanshan Chen

Nicky Milne has spear-headed international documentary, output for over a decade. With a background in Law and photography, she brings journalistic rigour and a cinematic sensibility. She seeks intimacy, beauty and emotion in her films.
As Head of Documentaries at Thomson Reuters Foundation- the corporate foundation of Reuters Global News Network - she developed docs. across climate change, LGBT+, land rights, women’s rights, human trafficking.
She has a particular expertise in the environmental/sustainable sphere having directed and executive produced four series of a multiple award-winning environmental documentary series with PBS USA. ‘Earth Focus’.
Prior to TRF, she was Head of Film and Photo at a global NGO with a mission to alleviate poverty and a Commissioning Executive in BBC Factual overseeing popular factual series.
She also directed flagship shows such as Panorama and Great Railway Journeys during her time at the BBC.

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