Living Downstream

Living Downstream

DVD - 2013
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Follows ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber as she travels the U.S. making the case for a link between environmental toxins and cancer.
Publisher: [New York] : First Run Features, [2013]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD 616.994071
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) :,sound, color with black and white sequences ;,4 3/4 in
video file, DVD video, rda

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OPLRalphT Aug 15, 2013

Screened locally at the 2012 Kansas International Film Festival, this documentary asks how we can ignore the links between cancer and the chemical contamination of our environment. The film is based on a widely acclaimed book by Sandra Steingraber, a biologist, environmentalist and cancer survivor.

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dprodrig
Mar 13, 2012

Great doc about a biologists role in trying to educate people on the impact industries have on the environment. It is shocking to hear how the waterway near her house has been so severely affected that the number of species available has dropped significantly. The extras, I believe called mini movies or docs, are just as interesting to watch as the feature film itself - they expand upon points raised in the film, adding a greater amount of depth and understanding. Also great for teachers looking for something short to spur discussion.

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