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.