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Unacceptable Levels Documentary - Hosted by Filmmaker
Date Thursday February 27
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
The Nickelodeon Theater
210 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz, CA
Event Type Fundraiser
This award-winning documentary examines some of the chemicals that we've added to our environment that may be profoundly affecting our health and that of wildlife and plants. Remember, there was a time when DDT was sprayed directly on people, and children played with mercury. Find out more about our current chemical challenges so you can avoid them and make good decisions.

Buy tickets, $12.00 General, online here (tickets are NOT available at the door):

Your purchase benefits the charity Surfing for Change.

The filmmaker is traveling here from Pennsylvania for these special showings. So you can ask him your questions!

We assume they'll cover endocrine disruptors and obesogens. Here's some info on these chemicals:

Momentum for the film is building:
--Unacceptable Levels was named one of the 10 Best Documentaries of 2013
--Fran Drescher of Cancer Schmancer and Congressman Ted Deutch of Florida hosted a screening at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington DC.
--Winner of Journalistic Relevance award at the *filmambiente* International Environmental Film Festival in Rio de Janeiro from the Brazilian Network of Environmental Journalism (
--Sold Out Nashville Premiere with stars of the "Nashville" TV series on the "green carpet" (


Some testimonials:

"Unacceptable Levels" is a no-nonsense documentary that will challenge everything you think you know about health, safety, and environmental protection." - Beth Buczynski, ecosalon

"Unacceptable Levels is a great documentary ... about the myriad ways we are being exposed to toxins, poisons and allergens in our daily life. It is sweet, funny, clear, and illuminating." - Paul Hawken, founder of Smith & Hawken, environmentalist

"Although at points during "Unacceptable Levels" you might feel incredibly discouraged or even nauseous, Brown retains his open, honest demeanor–and it's calming. He doesn't freak out and tell us we're all doomed. He has hope, and he ends the film with a call to action that we can all respond to: Do something. Care about something. Investigate for yourself. Make a small change. Share what you've learned with a friend. Sign a petition or send a letter to a brand that you want to see change." - Beth Buczynski, ecosalon

"From the products we use, to the food we eat, to the air we breathe, Unacceptable Levels documents how prevalent toxic chemicals have become part of our lives. Ed Brown uses the powerful connection of family to illustrate how broken our system has become, and why we must do something about it. Our children's futures depend on it."
– Gigi Lee Chang, CEO, Healthy Child Healthy World

"This excellent film brings home in a very real way the link between our environment and our health." - Génon Jensen, Executive Director of HEAL (Health and Environment Alliance)
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