The Hills: Documentary Film Screening

The documentary ‘The Hills’ delves into the aftermath of the closure of steel mills in Chicago’s southeast side, focusing on the toxic legacy left by the abandoned slag, a byproduct of steelmaking containing arsenic, lead, and other harmful substances. It explores how this contaminated site, recently designated a superfund site, impacts the surrounding community and wildlife, affecting water sources that eventually connect to Lake Michigan. Through this site, the documentary examines the area’s industrial past, labor history, and ongoing environmental justice challenges.