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The Air We Breathe

Connects asthma and other respiratory diseases with air pollution and suburban sprawl.


A printer-friendly version of this page 49 minutes
Directed by Jim Hamm
Produced by Hamm Productions, Ltd.
and the National Film Board of Canada



This video traces the damaging connection between suburban sprawl, our addiction to the automobile, air pollution, and disturbing increases in asthma and other respiratory diseases.

The EPA and Congress have said we must lower the allowable ozone pollution in our cities. In the past ten years hospital admissions for asthma have doubled, and air quality specialists are pointing to alarming statistics correlating smog levels with high rates of respiratory diseases as well as higher mortality rates.

With insight and wit, THE AIR WE BREATHE examines our addiction to the automobile, the environmental consequences of suburban sprawl, and the damaging effects of commuter culture on both the air we breathe and our overall quality of life. We also hear from scientists, activists and urban planners who map out possible solutions that include alternative fuels, zero-emission vehicles, and integrated public transit plans.



Grade Level: 9-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1997     Copyright Date: 1996
DVD ISBN: 0-7722-1215-5     VHS ISBN: 0-7722-0692-9




Reviews
"There is an effective blend of serious and humorous material. Technical qualities were generally good to excellent. Audience level is college and general adult, although it could be shown in high schools. Usage potential is high since content is applicable to a wide range of subjects or curriculum areas."
MC Journal: the Journal of Academic Media Librarianship. Reviewed by Rachel Lohafer, Instructional Technology Center Media Library, Iowa State University

"An excellent discussion of the issue from many aspects, this video will be useful in social studies, health, and environmental studies classes as well as for those seeking information on the subject in general."
School Library Journal


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The Air We Breathe


"An excellent discussion of the issue from many aspects." School Library Journal


Awards and Festivals
Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
UNA Film Festival at Stanford University

Subjects
Air Pollution
Art/Architecture
Asthma
Canadian Studies
Climate Change/Global Warming
Consumerism
Energy
Environment
Environmental Ethics
Ethics
Health
Renewable Energy
Social Psychology
Sociology
Suburban Sprawl
Transportation
Urban Studies
Urban and Regional Planning


Related Titles

Subdivide and Conquer
Suburban sprawl: causes and remedies.

Save Our Land, Save Our Towns
Examines the causes and effects of -- and then remedies for -- suburban sprawl.

Store Wars
Looks at the impact on a small town when Wal-Mart plans to build a mega-store there.


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