Department of English at Illinois State University

Critically Acclaimed Documentary from ISU Alum


Ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber PhD holds a Masters degree in English from Illinois State University. In her book and feature length documentary film, Living Downstream, Steingarber explores with literary grace and scientific accuracy how our environment impacts our health.

"Living Downstream is an eloquent and cinematic feature-length documentary.  This poetic and character-driven film follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.

Living Downstream is a powerful reminder of the intimate connection between the health of our bodies and the health of our air, land and water."

An Educational DVD is now available for pre-order. Purchasing this DVD gives your group the right to screen the film publicly for educational or non-profit purposes. The Educational DVD will be ready to ship in September 2010.

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