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Screening of 'Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?'

Screening of Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

Ithaca Premiere
7:00 p.m. Park Hall Auditorium
Screening and forum with Linda Andrei, M.D.; Stewart Auyash, Juliette Ramirez Corazon , Stel Whitehead


The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival has partnered with PBS and the School of HSHP to present all 7 episodes next week during the Festival INCLUDING the one hour opening episode followed by a panel of community members on Thursday April 3 at 7pm in Park Auditorium.

After a screening of the documentary “In Sickness and in Wealth,” participants will unravel the connections between healthy bodies and healthy bank accounts in an open community forum on why medicine and money camouflage health. Examining the issues faced by a CEO, a lab supervisor, a janitor and a welfare mother, the film brings into sharp relief how socioeconomic status shapes healthy lives.

It’s not just the poor who are sick, contend the makers of the film—so are the middle classes. At each descending rung of the socioeconomic ladder, people tend to be sicker and die sooner. What’s more, at every level, many communities of color are worse off than their white counterparts. Spanning the country, compelling personal stories demonstrate how social conditions are as vital to our health as diet, not smoking, and exercise.

For more information, check out the websites:
http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/
http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff/

 




Originally published in School of Health Sciences and Human Performance: Screening of 'Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?'.