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"A powerful and important film about one of modern America's most consequential laws."

Beth Gardiner, author, Choked

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APRIL 21, 2021

Join Unbreathable director, Maggie Burnette Stogner in a film screening and discussion with the Center for Environment, Community, and Equity (CECE) at American University. 

APRIL 26, 2021

Join us for a special screening of Unbreathable with the USC Schwarzenegger Institue for State and Global Policy! This event is co-presented with the American Lung Association and will feature a panel discussion. 

April 28, 2021

Join us for a virtual screening of Unbreathable, a 30-minute film that weaves historical milestones of our critical health law, the Clean Air Act, with stories of environmental injustice and community action.



Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air is a timely, powerful look at fifty years of the Clean Air Act and the challenges we still face to ensure healthy air for everyone. Weaving historical milestones with current day stories of environmental injustice, the film is an excellent tool for educational and community engagement.  

This 30-minute film premieres at a critical time. Asthma is the number one health issue for children, and recent research links air pollution to higher cases and deaths from COVID-19. Environmental regulations and enforcement of existing laws are being stripped away when the need for renewable energy is more urgent than ever.

Directed and executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Maggie Burnette Stogner and produced by Elizabeth Joy Herzfeldt-Kamprath, Unbreathable was made with support from the American Lung Association, AU’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking, AU’s Center for Environmental Policy, and the Hanley Foundation. Tax-deductible fiscal sponsor: American University.

Informative and inspiring, the film is an excellent catalyst for engagement and action designed to reach a wide range of audiences.



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Visit our New Day Films page to learn more about licensing the film for educational screenings, community screenings or corporate screenings. 

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Healthy Air Activist Toolkit

Through its Stand Up For Clean Air initiative, American Lung Association drives science-based conversations around health impacts of climate change and air pollution to encourage action. Sign up today to host a private screening of Unbreathable in your community.