Toxic Trespass Film Screening and Discussion

Join Green Neighbours 20 for this film screening of the award-winning documentary, Toxic Trespass. After there will be a follow-up discussion with the film’s executive producer and primary research consultant, Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg and our own Heather Marshall, who will talk about TEA's INHALE project.

This is a great opportunity to learn about air quality in the City of Toronto, actions to be taken, and green initiatives aiming to mitigate air pollution. Learn how we can be in solidarity with Indigenous communities who are the most impacted by the effects of toxic pollution from oil and gas production and are on the front lines of struggles to protect their land, the water, and the air we all breathe. 

About Toxic Trespass:

This NFB co-production is an investigation into the effects of the chemicals we are all exposed to in our daily lives. The film begins with the filmmaker Barri Cohen’s own 10-year-old daughter, whose blood carries carcinogens like benzene and the long-banned DDT. Then, it heads out to Windsor and Sarnia: Canadian toxic hotspots, and highlights the devastating health impacts effecting the Aamjiwnaang First Nations Community of Sarnia surrounded by refineries and petrochemical plants.

The film presents passionate activists working for positive change, along with doctors and scientists who see evidence of links between environmental pollution and health problems and helps us learn about and act on the implications of environmental racism and the need for environmental justice. Carried by Cohen's passion for truth and her disarming openness, this moving documentary is essential viewing for anyone concerned about the effects of pollutants on our - and our children's - very DNA. An accompanying resource guide can be found at,

November 30, 2016 at 7:00pm - 10pm
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) University of Toronto
252 Bloor St W
6th Floor LHAE - (see signage for room number)
Toronto, ON M5S1V6
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Sophi Robertson

Will you come?