Cooked survival by zip code

Format: DVD 2020
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Summary
"Chicago suffered the worst heat disaster in U.S history in 1995, when 739 residents--mostly elderly and black--died over the course of one week. As Cooked links the deadly heat wave's devastation back to the underlying manmade disaster of structural racism, it delves deep into one of our nation's biggest growth industries: Disaster Preparedness. Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand (Blue Vinyl, Everything's Cool), uses her signature serious-yet-quirky connect-the-dots-style to forge inextricable connections between the cataclysmic natural disasters we're willing to see and prepare for and the slow-motion disasters we're not. That is, until an extreme weather event hits and they are made exponentially more deadly and visible. But whether it was the heat wave in Chicago or Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, Irma and Maria, all of these disasters share something key: they reveal the ways in which class, race, and zip code predetermine who was living on the edge to start with, who gets hurt the worst, who recovers and bounces back--and who doesn't. In Cooked, Helfand challenges herself and others to truly see and respond to the invisible man-made disasters taking place in towns and cities across the country before the next 'natural' disaster hits."--Bullfrogfilms.com.
Contents
Theatrical version (82 minutes)
Educational version (54 minutes).

Additional Information
Subjects Older disaster victims -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Disasters -- Social aspects -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Older people -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social conditions.
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social conditions.
Heat waves (Meteorology) -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Global warming.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Oley, PA :Bullfrog Films,2020
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Heat wave.
Contributors Helfand, Judith, 1964- film director, film producer.
Doremus, Fenell, film producer.
Griffin, T., composer.
Klinenberg, Eric. Heat wave.
Judith Helfand Productions (Firm), production company
Kartemquin Films, production company.
Independent Television Service, production company.
Bullfrog Films, film distributor, presenter.
JustFilms (Firm), production company.
Other Contributors Editors, Simeon Hutner, David E. Simpson ; music, T. Griffin; cinematography, Tod Lending, Stanley J. Staniski, Keith Walker.
Audience Grades 10-12, college, adults.
Language English
Soundtrack in English; subtitled for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Notes Contains 82 minute theatrical version of film and 54 minute educational version that aired on PBS.
"Adapted from the book Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago by Eric Klinenberg"--Title frame.
Originally released in 2018.
System Details DVD.
Awards Best Feature Film, EarthxFilm, 2019.
Best Film, Environmental Film Festival at Yale DOC NYC, 2018.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 1 hour, 22 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1948745364
9781948745369
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