The film covers a lot of ground exposing the preventable condition of lead poisoning, how it occurs, and how it manifests itself. Many experts are consulted (Noam Chomsky even), as Rubin uses the lens of her own family's experience to focus on lead's dangers. It is as alarming as it is inspiring.
Before you pass by and breathe dust from another Portland demolition, you owe it to yourself to see this movie. Especially if you have children with you.
|Reserved seating for City Council went empty for the Let's|
Take the Lead on Lead event at the Hollywood Theatre.
Check it out, for free, at at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, at Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St.
Here are a few pics from the Hollywood screening, which was followed by a Q & A with Rubin and husband Len as well as John Sandie, who has led UNR's effort for control and containment of hazardous materials during demolition.
|Filmmaker Tamara Rubin talked about her experience|
with lead poisoning in her family, and what steps parents
can take to avoid it.
|UNR's Al Ellis and Jim Brown (right) connect with concerned Portlanders|
at the Hollywood Theatre.
|Tamara Rubin, Len Rubin, and John|
Sandie of UNR (right) take audience questions after
a screening of MisLead: America's Secret Epidemic.