Port Pirie in Australia is the site of the largest lead refinery in the world, with pollution that has resulted in generations of its citizens dying prematurely from airborne lead poisoning. In this documentary, filmed by a former resident of the town and told from the point of view of a resident teen-aged girl and aspiring journalist, the big factory has fallen on hard times and many of the town's residents have been laid off. Despite being the source of a considerable part of the suffering in their lives, the residents of Port Pirie hold an almost perverse affection for the company and stoutly defend its presence there.
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