SICK SCHOOL - Community Connections

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Thu, Mar 14 7:30 PM

Description

Community Connections Sponsored by

Long Island Community Foundation & and Stu & Ginger Polisner

SICK SCHOOL
Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 PM | $11 Members | $16 Public
With post-film discussion and reception with Director Keif Roberts


This forceful new documentary explores the concerns of Bellport Long Island residents as to whether an outbreak of mysterious illnesses and deaths at a local elementary school is caused by a nearby landfill.

The students at Frank P. Long Elementary School in Long Island have been getting sick. And the staff has been dying. Out of 105, thirty-five have gotten cancer since 1998 and seventeen have passed away. The school, which sits in the shadow of a massive 270-foot landfill, is the focus of director Keif Roberts' newest documentary film. With emotional interviews of students, teachers and parents and gripping video footage, the film chronicles their search for answers and the battle to close the school. (USA, 2018, 47 min., English | Dir. Keif Roberts)

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of any of the sponsors.