A young Latina girl living in New York’s South Bronx finds hope in music when poor air quality and worsening pollen seasons make it hard for her to breath. With asthma rates 8 times the national average and asthma deaths 4 times the state average, her neighborhood is known as ASTHMA ALLEY. Click above or here to watch the film.
THE IMPACT CAMPAIGN:
We produce our films independently and then create partnerships to build meaningful impact campaigns that can inspire action for needed social change. Our primary partners for this impact campaign are the American Lung Association and environmental justice organizations. Together, we’ve launched a nationwide impact campaign with ASTHMA ALLEY to engage policymakers, health officials, and grassroots organizers in a conversation about the effects of climate change on children’s health with the goal of inspiring actions that reduce fossil fuel dependence and protect air quality standards. Here’s a short video from the kick-off of our campaign at the U.S. Capitol.
You and your organization can join the campaign by hosting a screening, starting a conversation, and taking action in your community. We can help!
- Learn more and take action with the American Lung Association for their “Year of Air Pollution & Health” to help achieve healthy air for all.
- Learn more about the air in your community and how to reduce your risk when levels of air pollution are high with the American Lung Association’s “State of the Air” report.
- Contact GroundTruth Film’s Director Beth Murphy – bmurphy (@) thegroundtruthproject.org – to team up with GroundTruth and the American Lung Association to host a screening or discussion in your community.
Virtual Screening and Expert Panel Discussion
Co-hosted by the American Lung Association, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Allergy & Asthma Network, and GroundTruth Films
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time: 4:30-5:30pm Eastern
Bronx Documentary Center
305 E 140th St Bronx, New York 10454
Date: November 17, 2018
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm