Unseen: Telling the Story of Environmental and Cultural Health Threats to the Public
The Consortium of Universities' Global Health Annual Conference features powerful short documentaries by Pulitzer Center journalists that examine non-medical determinants of health. Health Projects Director Peter Sawyer joins the screenings to discuss the Pulitzer Center’s efforts to bring global health stories to the public through the mainstream media.
May 11, 2014
6:30 to 7:30 pm
The Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
Dying to Breathe: For 10 years now, Chinese migrant worker He Quangui keeps worrying if his next breath will be his last. His illness, pneumoconosis, is China's leading occupational disease. It is the unseen cost of mining gold in China – the world’s leading producer. Sim Chi Yin. China, 2014.
India’s Toxic Tanneries: On the banks of the Ganges River, the city of Kanpur has become India's leading producer of leather, with 95 percent of its products destined for western markets. Behind this record production however lies a toxic legacy that has poisoned both the environment and people of the region. Sean Gallagher. India, 2013
What's Causing Water Shortages in Ghana, Nigeria?: For PBS NewsHour, two West African journalists ask their governments why there is no water for the people despite ample natural and financial resources. Ameto Akpe, Samuel Agyemang, Stephen Sapienza and Peter Sawyer. Nigeria, Ghana, 2012.
Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn: The Seattle Times explores how ocean acidification could alter the seas on a scale almost too big to fathom, upsetting ecosystems and putting food and culture at risk for millions. Craig Welch and Steve Ringman. United States, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, 2013.
Too Young to Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides: National Geographic photographer Stephanie Sinclair investigates the story behind the millions of young girls each year who are forced into marriage. Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements forbid the practice yet this tradition still spans continents, language, religion and caste. Stephanie Sinclair. India, Yemen, Afghanistan, Nepal and Ethiopia, 2011.