Living Downstream

Living Downstream

DVD - 2013
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in


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Feb 09, 2019

This is a vitally important documentary about a biologist who survived cancer of the bladder, and how she linked it to the chemical poisoning of her environment in Illinois. This kind of thing is happening everywhere, in Canada and around the world. The DVD is so important and should be seen by everyone, young and old. The only people who seem to be less susceptible to cancers are those in the mid-range of life; others--the young, teenagers, the old--are all extremely susceptible to cancer. There needs to be a mass movement demanding that the chemical poisoning of our environment, especially of our farms, stop right now. How do you know that YOU have not ingested cancer-causing poisons, simply by eating what you thought was safe--beef, fowl, vegetables... No. You have these poisons in your system as you sit there, reading this. Act!

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.

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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