Director: John Brown
Meet the Director:
Director John Claiborne Brown grew up on the Texas-Louisiana border. In 1987, Brown moved to Chicago, working his way through various facets of the film industry before moving back to Central Texas in 2001. Having traveled the world in support of many documentary, commercial and feature film projects for the last 35 years, Brown now lives in Wimberley, TX where he continues his lifelong connection to the Texas Hill Country. EarthX Film Festival 2022 marks his feature documentary directorial debut.
Cast & Crew
Landowners and county officials were in the dark when, in September of 2018, Kinder Morgan announced construction of The Permian Highway Pipeline, a 420 mile natural gas pipeline traversing Texas. When the news was announced one thing would become clear: if a private company can exercise the power of eminent domain, private property rights no longer exist in the very state these rights are sacred. Battle for the Heart of Texas explores the tension that arises between individuals, corporations and government — and ultimately how this affects the land itself.