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Health at Paris’ environmental film festival

HEAL successfully co-hosted a series of health and environment documentaries and debates at the 31st International Environmental Film Festival (FIFE) in Paris to promote the recognition of the links between health and environmental issues, especially related to chemicals.

The screenings and debates provided a unique opportunity to showcase three great films selected for this year’s festival, addressing how the environment affects out health. The films included ‘Cette Couleur qui me dérange’ (This colour that bothers me) by Khardiata Pouye, ‘In Small Print’ (La letra pequeña) by Nadia El Bennich and ‘The Human Experiment’ featuring Sean Penn by Don Hardy & Dana Nachman.

HEAL members featured strongly during the festival since Nadia El Bennich from Vivo Sano was the film director of In Small Print, and featured as one of the experts in the panel following the film screening. Nadia said that one of the important developments from the film was the formation of a new inter-disciplinary group on endocrine disruptors. This group of scientists, doctors and NGO representatives meets regularly and provides each other with technical information and support. A new blog on In Small Print exists in 3 languages.

Members in France provided strong support including from Réseau Environnement Santé (RES) and Marie-France Corre from Women in Europe for a Common Future’s (WECF) for the expert committee taking place in one of the panel discussions.

Five members in France - WECF, RES, Generations Futures, C2DS and ARTAC – helped HEAL promote the event beforehand to the press and via twitter as well as through newsletters and their own dissemination channels.

More information on the film festival here

Originally posted on 6 March 2014

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