Ed Brown’s Documentary Unacceptable Levels to Screen in Stamford, Westport & Hartford

CT Expert and Advocate Anne Hulick to speak at event

Clean Water Action CT is proud to sponsor the East Coast screening of Ed Brown’s documentary Unacceptable Levels on Wednesday, June 12th at the Avon Theatre in Stamford.  The documentary, which will be screened at 7:30 p.m., recently won the 2013 Health and Environment Prize at the 30th International Environmental Film Festival held in Paris. Tickets are being sold at the door.  For additional ticket information go to:  http://www.cleanwateraction.org/feature/unacceptable-levels-film-screenings

“If we’ve learned nothing else from the disappointing results of the recent Legislative Session it’s that there is still a lot of educating that needs to be done on the subject of toxic chemical reform in CT,” said Anne Hulick RN, MSN, JD, who serves as both Co-Director of Clean Water Action CT and Coordinator for the Coalition for a Safe and Healthy CT.  “This problem certainly isn’t going to fix itself with more than 80,000 chemicals having been introduced into commerce over the last half century and our children and families bearing the brunt of the impact.  I am hopeful that this documentary proves to be a valuable tool in educating the public on this issue. Connecticut children deserve to be protected and this documentary explains why.”

Stamford Screening

Date:  Wednesday, June 12th

Time:  7:30 p.m.

Place:  Avon Theater

272 Bedford Street, Stamford

According to it’s website, Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children.

To create his debut documentary, Brown and his family traveled extensively to find and interview top experts in the fields of science, advocacy, and law. Brown’s documentary tells the story of how the chemical revolution came about and the growing body of scientific research linking exposure to toxic chemicals with the rise in many serious diseases in this country.   Watch the trailer here.

This past Legislative Session, Connecticut lawmakers didn’t act on a bill that would have set up a framework for the Department of Public Health to begin reviewing chemicals of concern to children and making recommendations biennially to legislators on ways to reduce exposure.  Despite broad support, the bill did not get called for a vote this session.

“We’ll keep working until Connecticut implements a means of monitoring the most egregious of these chemicals so that children are protected and parents are informed,” added Hulick.

In addition to the Stamford premiere, additional screenings will be on Thursday, June 13th in Westport and Friday, June 14th in Hartford with the film maker Ed Brown hosting the post –film Q&A.

Westport Screening

Date:  Thursday, June 13th

Time:  6:00 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. screening

Place:  Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center

10 Woodside Lane, Westport

Hartford Screening

Date:  Friday, June 14th

Time:  5:00 p.m.

Place:  Cinestudio

300 Summit Street, Hartford

Tickets for the Westport and Hartford screenings are available for pre-purchase for $7 or at the door for $9.

All proceeds from the showings will support Clean Water Action and locally partnered non-profits such as Avon Theatre and Earthplace.