Health & the Environment 2016

The Human Experiment


Sunday March 6th, 1 pm/ Elmhurst College- Illinois Hall, Schaible Science Center/ Tickets

Please stay for post-film discussion with Ruth Kerzee, Executive Director, Midwest Pesticide Action Center, a not for profit organization dedicated to the reducing the health risks and environmental impacts of pesticides by promoting safer alternatives. Opportunities for taking concrete, local action will also be shared by GoGreen Oak Park, Environmental Working Group, Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition, and others. Facilitator: Tamara McHugh, Program Director, Elmnhurst Cool Cities Coalition.

Dana Nachman/ 2013/ 80 min/ Health & the Environment

FILM DESCRIPTION: The Human Experiment lifts the veil on the shocking reality that thousands of untested chemicals are in our everyday products, our homes and inside of us. Simultaneously, the prevalence of many diseases continues to rise. From Oscar® winner Sean Penn and Emmy® winning journalists Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, The Human Experiment tells the personal stories of people who believe their lives have been affected by chemicals and takes viewers to the front lines as activists go head-to-head with the powerful and well-funded chemical industry. These activists bring to light a corrupt system that’s been hidden from consumers... until now.



Play Again (Encore Presentation!)


Saturday March 5th, 3 pm/ Thatcher Pavilion/ Tickets

Post-film program includes Q&A with Sue Dombro, Naturalist and Director, Hal Tyrrell Trailside Museum. Sue will share about nature play opportunities and hands-on activities. *Teens and general audiences encouraged to attend this thought-provoking, acclaimed film! Facilitator: Susan Lucci, Professional Trainer & Coach.

Tonje Hessen Schei/ 2010/ 82 min/ Health & the Environment 

FILM DESCRIPTION: This moving and humorous documentary follows six teenagers who, like the “average American child,” spend five to fifteen hours a day behind screens. Play Again unplugs these teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure – no electricity, no cell phone coverage, no virtual reality. Through the voices of children and leading experts including a journalist, sociologist, environmental writer, educator, neuroscientist, parks advocate, and geneticist, Play Again investigates the consequences of a childhood removed from nature and encourages action for a sustainable future.