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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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Alaska premiere of Unbreathable!

November 8, 2020

Join us November 8, 2020 for the Alaska premiere of Unbreathable. Following the film Senator Lisa Murkowski; Dr. John Clark, pulmonologist; Dr. Afif El-Hasan, pediatric asthma physician; and cancer survivor Shalonda Michelle Nelson will share their perspectives on the film and relevance to Alaska.

Celebrating 50 years of the Clean Air Act: Looking back and moving forward to provide Clean Air for All

Breathing is not something we frequently think about it, even though we all take roughly 20,000 breaths of air every day. It can be easy to take clean air for granted.

Nevada premiere of Unbreathable!

November 16, 2020

The event will begin with a film screening followed by a panel discussion featuring Dr. Kristen Averyt, Justin Jones (Clark County Commissioner), Chris Brooks (Nevada State Senator) and Arthur Oliver Romero (Interventional Pulmonology and Assistant Professor of Medicine).



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. 

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