Puts tenacity on full display [...] a resilient portrait.
— Visions Film Festival and Conference
In South Philadelphia, families have been plagued for decades by premature deaths caused by heightened rates of illness due to a nearby oil refinery. When the fate of the plant comes into question, the community mobilizes to ensure its permanent closure, along with the health of future generations. A stirring and inspiring account of environmental justice in action, On the Fenceline embeds itself with the fearless community members fighting to break long-standing cycles of environmental racism, and depicts the methods and actions they employ to achieve their urgent and necessary goals.