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

Discussants:
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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