‘Texas Gold’ has been selected among the top ten films contenders for Culture Unplugged’s “Green Unplugged” Film-Maker’s Choice Award. This group of ten films is selected by the public and C.U. film festival team. They have been sent to esteemed film-makers /Producers / Social Scientist / Activists across the globe for award selection.
Barrie Osborne, New Zealand (Producer, New Zealand, 7 times – Oscar winner)
Michael Peyser, USA (Producer, Film Executive, and/or Professor of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California),
John Miller, USA (BOD, American Film Institute, USA),
Gene Hashmi, India (Communications Director, Greenpeace India),
Eva van Beek, Switzerland (Communication Specialist & former head of Communication,UNDP, India),
Dr. Parvez Hassan, Pakistan(Former Chairman of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) & Panel member, Asia Pacific Forum for Environment and Development)
TEXAS GOLD follows the adventures of one of the most dedicated — and unlikely muckrakers of this generation. Diane Wilson — mother of five, fourth generation fisherwoman, Public Enemy No. 1 in Calhoun, County Texas. From Wall Street to the front lawn of CEO Warren Anderson multi-million dollar mansion on Long Island, all the while chased by Texas Rangers charged with bringing her to justice, Diane pursues a reckless industry with a soft drawl, dogged determination and her own special brand of southern bad-ass fisher woman humor.
When Diane discovered that her home, Calhoun County, Texas had been named one of the most toxic places in America, she decided to take action. These companies continue to illegally spill millions of pounds of chemicals into the gulf bays, while their hired-gun PR firms busily under-played the chemical plant explosions and soaring local cancer rates. 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.