The forgotten, shocking true story of the largest and deadliest man made disaster in US history -- the nuclear sized explosions in Texas City on April 16, 1947 -- and the ordinary people who did extraordinary things to save a town, their families, and themselves.
My grandfather, Jesse Thames, was one of the first business owners in Texas City, Texas. He believed deeply in Texas City and the tremendous potential it had. He wanted it to be an economic engine of Texas, and the entire Southern US. When the explosions happened on April 16th 1947, my grandfather went from husband, father, and businessman to hero (and he wasn't the only one), saving people's lives, and further, desperately attempting to rescue a town that now would never become the place he envisioned it to be. The horrific events that unfolded that day ultimately drew out the best in people, and proved in his eyes that "when all the chips are down, humanity is basically good and decent." He certainly was. I made him repeat the Texas City story to me hundreds of times, and this project is dedicated to him, my grandmother, all the survivors, and especially those who perished in the largest man made disaster in US history.
This is Texas City.
*We strive to employ military veterans during all phases of the production of this film.
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