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Living Downstream

A documentary based on the acclaimed book by Sandra Steingraber

Monday, April 30, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We invite you to come to the screening of Living Downstream, an eloquent and cinematic documentary based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer-survivor, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D..

This poetic film follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. After a routine cancer screening, Sandra receives some worrying results and is thrust into a period of medical uncertainty. Thus, we begin two journeys with Sandra: her private struggles with cancer and her public quest to bring attention to the urgent human rights issue of cancer prevention.

But Sandra is not the only one who is on a journey—the chemicals against which she is fighting are also on the move. We follow these invisible toxins as they migrate to some of the most beautiful places in North America. We see how these chemicals enter our bodies and how, once inside, scientists believe they may be working to cause cancer.

At once Sandra’s personal journey and her scientific exploration, Living Downstream is a powerful reminder of the intimate connection between the health of our bodies and the health of our air, land, and water.


On May 14, 2018, Sandra Steingraber will be at The Whiteside Theater in Corvallis delivering the keynote address for the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal on Human Rights, Fracking and Climate Change. 

LaSells Stewart Center (campus map)
Construction & Engineering Hall
Emily Grubby
grubbye at oregonstate.edu
Environmental Arts & Humanitie