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YOU’RE INVITED: “Unbreathable” Panel Discussion Slated for June 18

Updated: Sep 14, 2022

Mark your calendars: The world premier of “Unbreathable: The Fight For Healthy Air” is slated for Thursday, June 18 – and you’re invited.

“Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air” is a documentary that spotlights the ongoing struggle for clean air in the United States. Over the past 50 years, there has been major progress in significantly reducing air pollution across the nation thanks to the Clean Air Act. Still, almost half of Americans across the country today are still impacted by unhealthy air – folks right here in Pittsburgh among them. 

“This 30-minute film premiers at a critical time. Asthma is the number one health issue for children, and recent research links air pollution to higher cases and deaths from COVID-19. Environmental regulations and enforcement of existing laws are being stripped away when the need for renewable energy is more urgent than ever,” event organizers note.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Maggie Burnette Stogner, “Unbreathable” is sponsored by American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking in partnership with the American Lung Association, AU’s Center for Environmental Policy, and the Hanley Foundation

Informative and inspiring, the film is an excellent catalyst for engagement and action designed to reach a wide range of audiences. Premiere: June 18th with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. You can find more information at

We invite you to watch the film in advance and then join us live at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 18 for a moderated panel discussion with the filmmaker and policy experts. Registrants will be sent more instructions about how to view the film a few days before the event.

More details on the panelists and how to register can be found online.

Editor’s Note: Stay tuned, plans will soon be in the works for a local showing.

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