Behind These Walls is a short documentary that offers an unprecedented lens into a South-Central Los Angeles neighborhood’s five-year campaign to shut down their local oil drilling site in the largest urban oil field in the nation.

When a Salvadoran immigrant discovers that the soil meant to sustain her beloved Los Angeles inner-city garden is being poisoned by the oil drilling site down the street, she joins a campaign to compel local leaders to enforce better health and safety regulations at oil drilling sites across the city.