Just in time for tonight's screening, I'm happy to announce that the Women's Healthy Environments Network is honouring Cancer Prevention Month by hosting a film series that aims to raise awareness and promote discussion.
Tuesday, April 5th
Toxic Trespass - a film on children's health and the environment. This documentary visits several Canadian toxic hotspots, investigating the links between environmental pollution and human health. The film screening will be followed by a discussion. To learn more about Toxic Trespass, click here.
Tuesday, April 12th
Exposure: Environmental Links to Breast Cancer - This award-winning documentary is a fascinating and informative film about breast cancer that will raise your awareness around the little understood, long-term connections between environment, health, and disease prevention. Click here to learn more about this film.
Tuesday, April 26th
My Toxic Baby - This is an eye-opening, intimate, and wryly funny documentary about the reality of modern parenting, and why it’s not so easy going green given heightened awareness of the health risks posed by the chemicals used in everyday projects. To learn more about My Toxic Baby, click here.
Friday, April 29th
Living Downstream - This film is based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. 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. Click here to learn more about this film.
All screenings will take place between 7:00 and 9:00 pm at the Centre for Social Innovation (4th floor at 215 Spadina Ave). Admission is pay-what-you-can, and the directors and/or producers will be present for discussion following each film presentation. Check out the WHEN website for more details.