A life and death story about extreme heat, the politics of "disaster" and survival by zip code.

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Judith Helfand

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Credited cast:
Michelle Landis Dauber Michelle Landis Dauber ... Herself
Judith Helfand Judith Helfand ... Herself
John W. Heltzel John W. Heltzel ... Himself
Colleen Scott Colleen Scott ... Herself
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In Cooked, filmmaker Judith Helfand takes audiences from one of the most extreme heat waves in US history deep into the politics of disaster. In 1995, 739 Chicago residents - most of them poor, elderly and African American - died over the course of one hot July week. Inspired by the award winning book "Heatwave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago," by author, sociologist and native Chicagoan, Eric Klinenberg, the story of this deadly week becomes a journey into the disaster behind and below the disaster. Persistent and pernicious, it started long before the heat and had almost nothing to do with the weather. In the wake of the heat crisis, Dr. Steve Whitman, Chicago's Chief Epidemiologist, correlated heat deaths to zip code. His findings were as stark as they were resonant. Where poverty was greatest, death from heat was greatest. This analysis prompts Helfand to explore our nation's prevailing definition of "disaster." She seeks out crisis experts - at a Disaster Preparedness ... Written by Kartemquin Films

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12 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

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