New Film Exposes Dark Side of
By Mark Anderson
William Molina, an
filmmaker, has produced a sequel to his widely watched Truth
Be Tolled documentary
series on the Trans-Texas Corridor. It debuts Oct. 30 in San Antonio.
sequel focuses on the Texas Department of Transportation’s
"illegal lobbying and ad campaign that advocated toll roads and the
Texas Corridor on the taxpayer dime," said Terri Hall, who heads the
Antonio Toll Party and Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom (TURF).
groups are in the forefront of the battle against the proposed TTC
and the tolling of freeways.
groups, which support candidates for public office and file lawsuits to
challenge official misdeeds, are especially concerned that gas-tax
not being properly set aside for freeway maintenance and repairs,
concerns that politicians will seek to convert Texas freeways into
even as the TTC branch of the NAFTA Superhighway network is envisioned
the largest mega-tollway ever built.
is still actively engaged in lobbying despite the taxpayers’
TURF] to halt such activities," Hall added.
new film will debut Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Palladium Theater, 17910
Interstate 10 in San Antonio.
Moviegoers can meet the cast and crew at 6 p.m. (central time), with
screening to begin at 7 p.m.
previous edition of Truth Be Tolled, "won the top
award in the
documentary category at the Houston Film Festival in April 2006. Molina
Emmy-nominated filmmaker and has done work for the History Channel and
Discovery Channel as well as for Hollywood
features," Hall noted in a news release.
interested can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call
Hall at (210) 275-0640. Visit
the web site at TexasTURF.org.
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