Film Screening and Talk
Blue Vinyl: A Toxic Comedy
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
In conjunction with Petrochemical America and the Project Room exhibition, join Aperture and the Center for Health, Environment & Justice for a screening of Blue Vinyl, a 2002 documentary film directed by Daniel B. Gold and Judith Helfand. With a lighthearted approach, the film follows one woman’s quest for an environmentally sound cladding for her parents’ house in Merrick, Long Island. It also investigates the health effects of the production, use, and disposal of polyvinyl chloride.
Following the screening, stay for an engaging conversation with Gena Wirth of SCAPE, environmental health historian David Rosner, who is featured in the film, and Mike Schade, Campaign Coordinator for the Center for Health, Environment & Justice.
This program is made possible in part by the Center for Health, Environment & Justice.
Image: Trailer Home, Norco, Louisiana, 1998, Richard Misrach from Petrochemical America (Aperture 2012)