TORONTO PREMIERE OF “BREATHTAKING”
February 24, 2011
Royal Ontario Museum Theatre
100 Queen's Park (side entrance)
Pay-what-you-can (proceeds donated)
Discussion with director, family members and special guests to follow
Produced and directed by Kathleen Mullen, local filmmaker and programmer,
Breathtaking takes on the asbestos industry through a moving and personal
investigation into her father’s death from an asbestos-related disease and
the current present-day use of asbestos in Canada and internationally.
With moving clips of her dying father’s legal testimony, family photos and
Super 8 home movies as a narrative springboard, Mullen takes the audience on
an investigative journey from her family’s home in British Columbia to
Quebec, India and Detroit, painting a global, yet still personal picture of
the many lives affected by the continued use of asbestos.
Sponsored by The Occupational Health Clinics of Ontario Workers (OHCOW) and
the Planet in Focus Film Festival.
For more info: http://www.kathleenmullen.com/breathtaking/index.html