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LIVING DOWNSTREAM - Halifax premiere with director Q&A
Saturday, 3 November 2012 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (ADT)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
LIVING DOWNSTREAM - with director Chanda Chevannes in attendance
Chanda Chevannes / CAN / 2010 / 85 ' / English
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.
This exclusive Halifax screening is made possible in part by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council’s
National and International Touring Program, and is part of the Canadian screening tour and Home Video DVD release of LIVING DOWNSTREAM.
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Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia
Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia is a survivor and supporter driven group formed in 1994. The women and men who make up BCANS are those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives or those who have had family members diagnosed with breast cancer. We’ve been there. At BCANS we will:
- be there for you when you are diagnosed and feeling lost;
- listen to your worries and concerns;
- help you find information and resources;
- guide you through your journey; and
- provide you with opportunities to pay it forward and be a path finder for others.
We are united in our desire to change the legacy of breast cancer through peer-to-peer support, networking, education, advocacy and action.