OVERLOAD: AMERICA’S TOXIC LOVE STORY
(71 min) US

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 18 (SESSION 8)

Director: Soozie Eastman
Producers: Soozie Eastman, Stephen Nemeth, Lisa Kaas Boyle

Description:

Before starting a family, Soozie Eastman, daughter of an industrial chemical distributor, embarks on a journey to find out the levels of toxins in her body and explores if there is anything she or anyone else can do to change them. Soozie has just learned that hundreds of synthetic toxins are now found in every baby born in America and the government and chemical corporations are doing little to protect citizens and consumers. With guidance from world-renowned physicians and environmental leaders, interviews with scientists and politicians, and stories of everyday Americans, Soozie uncovers how we got to be so overloaded with chemicals.

Biography:

Soozie Eastman is a documentary filmmaker and short film producer. During her time at Chapman University completing her MFA in Producing for TV and Film, she returned to her hometown of Louisville to produce and direct By The Wayside about the city's homeless. She was post-production accountant and festival liaison for Dark Matter. She has taught university-level courses in pre-production and was Director of Programs of the prestigious HUMANITAS Prize honoring writers in television and film.

Stephen Nemeth’s
producer credits include The Sessions (Academy Award nomination for Helen Hunt, Sundance Audience Award), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Dogtown and Z Boys, and Snake and Mongoose, a film about a legendary drag-racing rivalry. Nemeth's documentary credits include War/Dance (Academy Award nomination) and films presented at Sundance Film Festival - Fuel, Flow and Climate Refugees. He is on the board of Friends of the Earth, Children Uniting Nations, and the IDA, and is on the dean's board of the UC Santa Cruz's School for the Arts.

Lisa Kaas Boyle is a passionate activist for environmental and social justice using legal policy, writing, speech, and film to create a more sustainable and just civilization. She began her career as a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles in the Environmental Crimes Division. Lisa later served as Legal Policy Director for environmental nonprofits Heal the Bay, 5 Gyres, and WeTap, and co-founded Plastic Pollution Coalition.

Contact information:

w: http://overloadfilm.com/
e: AToxicLoveStory@gmail.com


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