Rebecca Cammisa (2018)
Featured • 23-Aug-2018
Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Wednesday, August 23, 2018.
Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Rebecca Cammisa discusses the process and impact of her latest film, “Atomic Homefront" during Chautauqua Institution's week on "Documentary Film as Facilitator: Storytelling, Influence and Civil Discourse."
Cammisa's film “Atomic Homefront” confronts the effects of radioactive, Manhattan Project-era waste dumped in West Lake Landfill in St. Louis County, Missouri, which drained into the nearby natural water supply. The film chronicles concerned residents of the two affected areas of St. Louis’ suburbs — those along Coldwater Creek and Bridgeton — and the negligence of governmental bodies, including the Environmental Protection Agency.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.
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