RIGHT TO BREATHE, THE

RIGHT TO BREATHE, THE

(c) South Coast Air Quality District

Health Shorts shown as part of the multi-day, multi-venue Health and the Environment Film Series

THE RIGHT TO BREATHE (USA, 2011, 20 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere Seeking to make viewers aware of the health effects of air pollution in Southern California through the compelling stories of individuals, while also inspiring them to take part in air quality solutions, this documentary offers hope. Otana Jakpor, a University of Southern California student, discovers, after a rain, that she can see the mountains from where she lives. Blunt-spoken John Cross, a West Long Beach community activist offers his unique perspective and Marilyn Kamimura describes what it is like to live a mile and a half from the Puente Hills Landfill where one-third of Los Angeles’s trash is dumped. Directed by Alexandre Philippe.

Welcome and short film presentation by Chip Comins, Founder and CEO, American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) and Ginna Kelly, Vice President, AREDAY and TV host of “The Green Girl” precedes program. 

Discussion with Lysander’s Song filmmakers Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson follows program.

Shown with LIGHTING THE WAY, LYSANDER’S SONG and TOXIC DETROIT

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required.

Carnegie Institution for Science, Elihu Root Auditorium, 1530 P St., NW

(Metro: Dupont Circle)

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