A Deeper Focus


Living Downstream

Living DownstreamA powerful and urgently important film, Living Downstream, will be shown at this year’s CCB conference. The documentary is based on Sandra Steingraber’s book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment. First published in 1997, the book explores cancer as a human rights issue. Data on toxic releases is brought together with data from U.S. Cancer registries.


This informative and beautifully filmed documentary follows Sandra during a year of travel across North America. We follow both her private struggle with cancer and medical uncertainty and her desire to make public the urgent issue of preventing cancer. We learn of the fundamental connection between the health of our bodies and the health of our air, land, and water. Tyrone B. Hayes, Ph D, Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at U.C. Berkeley, will host a question and answer session following the film.

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