Under Poisoned Skies
Date(s) - 02/23/2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Ira A. Lipman Center for Journalism and Civil and Human Rights
NEW YORK, NY
A discussion with BBC filmmakers Owen Pinnell and Jessica Kelly, whose documentary investigates sacrifice zones in Iraq, where oil companies’ profits are prioritized over human rights, human health, and the environment, and John Beard, an environmental racial justice advocate from Port Arthur, Texas, who lives in an American oil industry sacrifice zone.
Introduction: Dean Jelani Cobb
Moderator: Nina Berman, award-winning documentary photographer and author, and professor at Columbia Journalism School
Owen Pinnell, investigative journalist and filmmaker, BBC News Arabic
Jess Kelly, award-winning independent filmmaker
John Beard, former oil refinery operator and environmental activist
Manuela Orjuela-Grimm, Departments of Epidemiology and Pediatrics (Oncology), Columbia University Medical Center
6:30pm, World Room, 3rd Floor, Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School
This event is sponsored by the Ira A. Lipman Center for Journalism and Civil and Human Rights at Columbia University with the Department of Epidemiology and the Center for Environmental Health and Justice in Northern Manhattan at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.
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