Watch this powerful award-winning film about the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory and take action!

PSR-LA is proud to be featured in “In the Dark of the Valley,” an award-winning documentary film that chronicles the lives of a group of mothers turned advocates who come face to face with polluter and government collusion in their fight to clean up the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL.) SSFL is a former nuclear and rocket-engine testing site located in the hills above the Simi and San Fernando valleys that is heavily polluted with toxic contamination. The film aired on nationwide on MSNBC November 14 and November 26. It is also available on demand on the MSNBC app, NBC app, and Hulu Plus.

“In the Dark of the Valley” has won numerous awards on the film festival circuit, winning Best Documentary at the Phoenix Film Festival, the Catalina Film Festival, the Ojai Film Festival (where it also won the People’s Choice award) and Best Feature Documentary, Best Director, and Best Editing at the Angeles Documentaries.

PSR-LA Board President Dr. Robert Dodge and Associate Director Denise Duffield are featured throughout the documentary, working alongside community members and organizational allies as we have for over 30 years. We urge our members and supporters to view this important, poignant, and moving film and then take action!

Agreements to fully clean up SSFL contamination are being violated and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is in secret negotiations with Boeing to dramatically weaken the cleanup. We need as many people as possible to watch the film, help us promote it, and take action. If you live in California, go to to urge Governor Newsom to stop the Boeing deal.

View the film trailer below and please consider making a donation to help us in our critical fight to protect nearby communities by ensuring that SSFL is fully cleaned up.


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