Downwinders and the Radioactive West

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PBS Utah Event
Event Date(s): 
Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Virtual Meet & Greet

Join PBS Utah major donors for an enlightening discussion with award-winning writer, cinematographer, and producer John Howe as we preview of his latest documentary: Downwinders and the Radioactive West.

Panelists Mary Dickson and Dr. Heidi Hanson will discuss the unsettling stories of those affected by environmental contamination due to nuclear testing in Nevada in the 1950s and the federal government's willful neglect. The film presents a compelling narrative about the fallout of nuclear testing that resulted in a decades-long debate over cancer rates, the steep cost of patriotism, and the responsibility of a nation to protect its citizens.

Email JTouma@PBSUtah.org to RSVP. You will receive a Zoom link.