First film [short] Justin Clifton’s“Unnecessary Evil”
Featured film: Circle of Poison
Short Q & A Afterwards
PSR-Arizona [Physicians for Social Responsibility] is sponsoring two films: a short [9.5 min] “Unnecessary Evil” by Justin Clifton, about uranium mines tailings pollution in the Colorado River affecting the Havasupai First Nations peoples in Arizona. Followed by “Circle of Poison”, a 71 minute documentary about agro-pesticide pollution in international lands in India, Argentina and Mexico. Film is narrated by David Weir, RPCV [Returned Peace Corps Volunteer] from Afghanistan. This also effects US food consumption and First Nation lands.
PSR-AZ and IITC [International Indian Treaty Council] co-sponsor these films for a free screening, Sunday,January 5th, at 4pm at The LOFT in Tucson. The proximity of pesticide use in Yaqui communities in Sonora Mexico near to Tucson, as well as other international locales make this a poignant film for Tucson audiences.
The films illustrate corporate malfeasance, circular lobbying rotations in DC, and health effects of unjust environmental practices. PSR-AZ links the environmental and nuclear industries as significant polluters.