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Saturday, September 24 • 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Poisoned Cities: Environmental & Public Health Disasters In America & Abroad. Films Featured: Mouth of Hell (15), From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City (24), Rubbertown (54)

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Mouth of Hell (15)
North American Premiere. Filmed & Produced in India and the United Kingdom.
Jharia, India, one of the most dangerous places on earth. Fires rage underground, smoke and dangerous fumes belch from cracks in the ground. This is the home of Anant, an 8 year old boy who scrapes a living picking coal and selling it at the local markets to try and feed himself and his sick mother. One day, a chance encounter changes the course of Anant's life. This is a coming of age drama that casts a spotlight on a humanitarian disaster area and gives us a chance to see the world through the eyes of one of India's many child labourers

From Flint: Voices of a Poisoned City (24)
World Premiere. Filmed & Produced in the United States.
From Flint: Voices From A Poisoned City is a documentary that tells the story of the Flint Water Crisis from the perspectives of those who have experienced this tragedy first hand and from activists on the ground working through grass-root organizations to make a difference. While the national news media has been covering this event through the governmental point of view, From Flint takes you inside the city to uncover this incident first hand. The documentary focuses on themes of power, race, class, community, science, and activism to help bring to light some of the issues that are involved in this ongoing crisis.

Rubbertown (54)
Chicago Premiere. Filmed & Produced in the United States.
Louisville, Kentucky's heavy industrial manufacturing neighborhood has produced anything from scuba gear to the tiles on the space shuttle. It's near synthetic rubber manufacturers, a toxic landfill site and a coal burning power plant. It's also next to residential neighborhoods. With studies showing higher rates of cancer and respiratory illness near these plants, resident Monika Burkhead plans to move her entire house to another county to escape Rubbertown.

Saturday September 24, 2016 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Showplace Icon Theaters 150 W. Roosevelt, Chicago, IL 60608

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