Movies and Films

Check out these great films that AHT has featured in past events.

 

Film

Video can be a powerful tool for building the strong movement we need to pass truly protective laws and regulations. Videos have the emotional impact that words on paper or speeches don’t have. They show the true cost of pollution on people. The visual images are indelible. They make a problem concrete and personal. They make us visualize and feel the connection to the issues and to each other.

  • Stink (2015) Journey from the retailer to the laboratory, through corporate boardrooms, down back alleys, and into the halls Congress. Follow the filmmaker as he clashes with political and corporate operatives all trying to protect the darkest secrets of the chemical industry.
  • Merchants of Doubt (2014) A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.
  • Unacceptable levels (2014) Examines the chemical revolution in 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.
  • The Accidental Environmentalist (2014) The story of John Wathen, Whose personal brush with toxic chemicals transformed him from an average Alabama native to an internationally recognized environmentalist.
  • Toxic Hot Seat (2013) This HBO documentary sheds light on the complicated, controversial topic of flame retardants.
  • Human Experiment (2013) Sean Penn’s Film ‘Human Experiment’ explores potential dangers of toxic chemicals in household products.
  • A Fierce Green Fire (2012) An exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.
  • Marion Stoddart – The Work of 1000 (2011) This film outlines the efforts of Marion Stoddart, who organized a massive citizen effort to clean up the Nashua River. The film provides a model for effective leadership and advocacy that we can use to drive positive change in the world today.
  • Living Downstream (2010) The life and work of Sandra Steingraber. The film follows Steingraber as she travels across North America working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.
  • No Family History (2009) One hundred and eighty-two thousand women will contract breast cancer this year. Forty-one thousand will die of it; every eleven minutes we will lose another woman to the disease. This documentary film makes these statistics real by following one woman who is diagnosed, treated and recovers from breast cancer.
  • Addicted to Plastic (2008) The film details plastic’s path over the last 100 years and provides a wealth of expert interviews on practical and cutting edge solutions to recycling, toxicity and biodegradability.
  • Food Inc (2008) Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nations food industry, and exposes the highly mechanized underbelly that has hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies.
  • Homo Toxicus (2007) The documentary explored the link between toxic substances in our blood and some rising health problems such as cancer, allergies, hyperactivity, and infertility. The findings are disturbing and challenge our way of life.
  • The Disappearing Male (2008) The Disappearing Maleis about one of the most important, and least publicized, issues facing the human species: the toxic threat to the male reproductive system.

Online Videos and Clips:

  • The Story of Cosmetics (2010) examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick to baby shampoo.
  • Contaminated Without Consent  (2008) use this short video to help inform your community about the hidden risks from chemical contaminants found in our homes, workplaces, the products we buy, and even our bodies. The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow has some DVD copies available. Email us to get a copy.

Check out our Youtube channel for more interesting videos!