Chanda Chevannes (above) and editor-producer Nathan Shields
Rachel Carson, the scientist who, fifty years ago, warned the USA and the world of the what was already happening, even as she herself was dying of cancer.
We learn about Atrazine, banned by the European Union but still in heavy use here in the USA. We meet Steingraber's family -- husband and kids -- and even her cousin John, a farmer who is trying to use Atrazine as carefully as he can. Good luck.
This woman knows what she is doing. In another important speech, she explains to her audience that this country claims that there is not enough evidence to ban Atrazine; yet there is now more evidence of its harm that there was that of PCBs when they were finally outlawed. Yet Steingraber is never strident. Neither is this movie. Instead, it is timely, intelligent, deeply felt and very well communicated. Consider it another must-see.
Film Society of Lincoln Center premiere at the -- correction: it will not be screening at the Walter Reade Theater, as I stated earlier, but at the FSLC's new Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center this coming Saturday, October 20, one time only at 2pm, followed by a 45-minute Q&A moderated by Mountainfilm director David Holbrooke. The 55-minute film will also be making appearances in cities around the country; to view the schedule, simply click here. And finally, the film will be shown on Outside TV, at some point in November.