Film at Peabody exposes environmental links to cancer
The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History will host a screening of “Living Downstream,” a documentary based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber. The screening will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. Admission is free.
The film follows Steingraber during one year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. The film depicts her private struggles with cancer and her public quest to bring attention to the human rights issue of cancer prevention.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet representatives from local environmental organizations working to protect the Quinnipiac River watershed at 6 p.m.
“Living Downstream” is the third in a series of four environmental films presented by Audubon Connecticut and made possible by support from the Quinnipiac River Fund in partnership with the Yale Peabody Museum, Wallingford Public Library, and Quinnipiac River Watershed Association. The series focuses on the health of waterways, harmful effects of toxins in the environment, and environmental stewardship. The final film in the series, “The Work of 1,000,” will take place in April 2012, on a day and time to be determined.
The Yale Peabody Museum is located at 170 Whitney Ave. For more information, visit the website.