Film Silent Snow–The Invisible Poisoning of the World

22 January 2014, 14:30 - 16:30

CRASSH, Seminar room SG2, Ground floor

Film: Jan van der Berg & Pipaluk Knuden-Ostermann, 2011 Netherlands

Rob Doubleday (Centre for Science and Policy, Cambridge)
John Ash (Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge)


Travelling on ocean currents and carried in snowfall, chemical residue accumulates in the once-pristine Arctic. These pesticides are poisoning both the Inuit people and the animals, causing illness and even threatening the unborn. Pipaluk Knudsen-Ostermann travels from her home in Greenland to communities in Uganda, India and Costa Rica to find local causes of the contamination that makes its way to the Arctic.




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