SPECIAL SCREENING OCTOBER 30, 2012
Canadian Award-winning feature documentary,
Living Downstream, coming to Montreal
Living Downstream is an eloquent feature-length documentary that charts the life and work of Sandra Steingraber: an American biologist, author, cancer survivor and cancer prevention advocate. The feature also documents the growing body of scientific evidence linking human health with the health of our environment.
The film is based on the book of the same name, which has won praise from international media and has been embraced by educators, health care professionals, and activists as part of a larger movement of environmental health awareness. In addition to Steingraber herself, the film features several leading experts in the fields of toxicology and cancer research. Living Downstream thus entwines a scientific exploration with a personal journey. The film follows Steingraber during a pivotal year in her life, speaking to groups about cancer research and prevention, while at the same time, struggling with ambiguous results from a recent cancer screening test.
The film, which has had hundreds of screenings across the continent, has won several awards, including the Special Jury Remi Award from Worldfest Houston and the Best Documentary Award from both the People’s Film Festival and the Salem Film Festival.
Living Downstream has also received high acclaim from international media. Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post says that Living Downstream is “handsomely photographed and powerfully argued…Steingraber's scientific cool and unflagging sense of mission make for an arresting portrait of a self-styled modern-day Rachel Carson” (04/23/10). CineSource Magazine says the film is 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” (09/15/12) and the Free Press sums it up: “Easy to watch, hard to forget” (09/27/10).
The Montreal screening will be presented by Breast Cancer Action Montreal.
Tuesday October 30, 7pm, Cinémathèque Québécoise, presented by Breast Cancer Action Montreal; English with French subtitles
TICKETS PRICE $10.00, available online at: http://
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