“Impact On” The Environment: Atomic Homefront

“Impact On” The Environment: Atomic Homefront

Atomic Homefront Director Rebecca Cammisa, Producer Larissa Bills and “Just Moms from St. Louis will be in attendance  for a Q&A after the screening! Director: Rebecca Cammisa Country: USA Run Time: 96 mins When: Friday, Sept 15 at 7pm Where: Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse Purchase Tickets Now Synopsis: St. Louis has a little-known nuclear past as a uranium-processing center for the atomic bomb. Government and corporate negligence led to the dumping of Manhattan Project uranium, thorium, and radium, thus contaminating North St. Louis suburbs, specifically in two communities: those along Coldwater Creek, where residents have high rates of very rare cancers, birth defects, and various autoimmune disorders that are potentially linked to ionizing radiation poisoning; and in Bridgeton, adjacent to the West Lake-Bridgeton landfill, where an uncontrolled subsurface fire has been moving toward an area where the radioactive waste was buried. Just Moms STL, a group of mothers-turned-advocates, believes their communities are being poisoned and demands that the government either fully remove the waste or permanently relocate residents living nearest the landfill. At the same time, the grassroots organization Coldwater Creek — Just the Facts Please is working to educate the community and healthcare professionals and to promote community inclusion in the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. About the Director: Director, producer, and shooter Rebecca Cammisa’s first feature documentary film, “Sister Helen,” aired on HBO, and went on to win the 2002 Sundance Film Festival’s Documentary Directing Award. In 2003, Rebecca Cammisa founded Documentress Films, teamed up with Mr. Mudd Productions, and began developing the 2010 OSCAR®-nominated documentary, “Which Way Home” for which she received a Fulbright Fellowship for Filmmaking. “Which Way Home”...