Women’s Voices for the Earth is proud to host the Montana premier of “Unacceptable Levels,” on Wednesday, June 26th at the Emerson Theater in Bozeman. Doors open at 7:00pm; Program begins at 7:30pm. Admission is free.
This evening screening will host families, educators, small business owners, and community leaders alike in premiering one of the most innovative and exposing documentaries ever made on the role of chemicals in our modern-‐day lives. Following the film will be a short panel discussion, in which WVE is honored to host the filmmaker, Ed Brown (Los Angeles); WVE Executive Director, Erin Switalski (Missoula); Richard Eidlin, of the American Sustainability Business Council (Denver); and business and individual community representatives from Bozeman.
About the Film.
Unacceptable Levels is an innovative documentary that opens a dialog about the effects of chemicals in everyday products on the environment and on our bodies. The film dissects the lack of regulatory oversight of industrial chemicals in consumer goods — from cosmetics to household cleaning products to industrial farming — and inspires consumers to push for changes that protect us all.
Shot and edited almost entirely by independent filmmaker, Ed Brown, it is the result of three years of arduous travel and research. “I made this movie because I couldn’t ignore the effects of chemicals on my family. I had to find out more,” said Ed Brown. The interplay of facts and personal history is central to the success of Unacceptable Levels as a film and an educational tool, combining the weight of expert interviewees with the universality of family.
Unacceptable Levels comes at a time when growing awareness of chemicals on human and environmental health has met a stronger call for safer products and regulatory legislative efforts. Montana is a leader in this movement, with two of our own senators co-‐sponsoring the Safe Chemicals Act: a bill reintroduced to the Senate this spring to patch gaping regulatory holes in the only existing chemical legislation, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
About Women’s Voices for the Earth.
Based in Missoula, Montana, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) is a national organization that works to eliminate toxic chemicals that harm women’s health by changing consumer behaviors, corporate practices and government policies. WVE is proud to call Montana home, where recently we secured co-‐ sponsorship from our two Senators – Tester and Baucus – for the Safe Chemicals Act that passed it through the Senate Sub-‐Committee last year, effectively taking the first step to amend toxic substances legislation in over 50 years.
- Montana-based nonprofit to host film + discussion June 26 at the Emerson (dgsmith.org)
- Why Are There So Many Chemicals In My Body & How Did They Get There? (icountformyearth.wordpress.com)
- Documentary Film, Unacceptable Levels, Debuts (lcoonline.wordpress.com)
An absolute hypocritical mockery! WVE refuses to speak out on the spraying of ten Missoula parks and playgrounds with the pesticide glyphosate. The person who characterized Women’s Voices for the Earth as “A grant-writing machine with no interest in local issues” hit the nail on the head. The national organization is busily protesting an ingredient in detergent Tide and the Missoula chapter simply follows in lock-step.
Just in: WVE reports they have not the “capacity” to “take on” this issue. Hmmmm. Ten minutes travel to a city council meeting; five minutes sitting; three minutes testifying; ten minutes travel home…………..twenty-eight minutes they don’t have. What they don’t have is the courage to potentially alienate someone with money in Missoula. So the children play in poison parks.
And Caitlin Copple sits on city council…………and allows “zone spraying” and “spraying at the request of neighboring landowners” (from Parks and Recreation’s on-line statement of intent regarding pesticide use in parks and playgrounds).
A gay adult in Missoula, Montana has more protective rights than a poor kid playing in a local park. Go figure. And follow the money.