A film by Chanda Chevannes
85 minutes, color & b/w, English, 2010
Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, this award-winning documentary follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.
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"Powerfully argued. Steingraber's scientific cool and unflagging sense of mission make for an arresting portrait of a self-styled modern-day Rachel Carson." - The Washington Post
"A deftly interwoven examination of how cancer is experienced, treated and understood...forceful, reasoned and visually impressive." - Canadian Medical Association Journal
"An absolute must-see. Excuse my clichés, but Living Downstream is powerful, it is inspiring, it is moving, it is - quietly, like our hero - a tear-jerker. And, upon seeing it yourself, you are likely to make similar exhortations to your friends and family."
"Brilliantly brings to light how history can repeat itself by hiding in a different cloak - allowing dangerous chemicals into our lives is a secular human rights issue - and as long as we stand for it, we perpetuate the violent toll it takes on the lives of ourselves and our children. And how silence is the the most violent perpetuation." - Carmen Shaffer, Foodigen
Living Downstream: An Ecologist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment by Sandra Steingraber
Having Faith: An Ecologist's Journey to Motherhood by Sandra Steingraber
Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis by Sandra Steingraber
● 5 Mini Docs: Why Talk About Chemical Destruction? / What Causes Cancer? / Who Is Most Vulnerable? / What Is the Precautionary Principle? / What Can We Do?