"Living Downsteam" - the movie

SUBHEAD: Documentary about toxic chemicals in our environment and their links to cancer on 8/16. $3 at door.  

By Linda Pascatore on 31 July 2011 for Island Breath 
 (http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2011/07/living-downsteam-movie.html)

 
Image above: Detail of photo of Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. From (http://www.livingdownstream.com/for-media).  

WHAT:
Showing of documentary, "Living Downstream". Cost $3 at the door.  

WHERE:
Waimea Theater Kuamualii Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI  

WHEN:
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011, at 7:00 pm  

SPONSOR:
GMO Free Kauai For info call 651-9603. You can also Friend them on Facebook  

DETAILS:
Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., Living Downstream is an eloquent and cinematic documentary film.

This poetic film follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. After a routine cancer screening, Sandra receives some worrying results and is thrust into a period of medical uncertainty. Thus, we begin two journeys with Sandra: her private struggles with cancer and her public quest to bring attention to the urgent human rights issue of cancer prevention.

But Sandra is not the only one who is on a journey—the chemicals against which she is fighting are also on the move. We follow these invisible toxins as they migrate to some of the most beautiful places in North America. We see how these chemicals enter our bodies and how, once inside, scientists believe they may be working to cause cancer.

Several experts in the fields of toxicology and cancer research make important cameo appearances in the film, highlighting their own findings on two pervasive chemicals: atrazine, one of the most widely used herbicides in the world, and the industrial compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Their work further illuminates the significant connection between a healthy environment and human health.
At once Sandra’s personal journey and her scientific exploration, Living Downstream is a powerful reminder of the intimate connection between the health of our bodies and the health of our air, land, and water.

From Living Downstream (http://www.livingdownstream.com)

 
Video above: Trailer for "Living Downstream". From (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2UsmBqYpwo).
 
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2 comments :

WR said...

At the top of the piece, it says the movie is showing on Aug. 11. Might want to change that, so people don't assume they missed it. Said that on the email I received also.

Juan Wilson said...

Aloha WR,

Thanks for the correction.

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