This virtual screening room closed on March 5, 2023 after the viewing of VOW FROM HIROSHIMA.
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Why did The Rachel Carson Homestead present this film?
In April 1959, Rachel Carson wrote to Beverly Knecht about Silent Spring: “my concern is considerably broader than this problem of bird life, which is discussed here. It deals with a quite incredible modern situation through which the whole earth, including the environment of all living things, is being alarmingly changed by the broadcast of chemical insecticides. … hazards to human beings through contamination of food, water, and even air—to say nothing of what is now considered commonplace household uses of the chlorinated hydrocarbons, which are deadly nerve and liver poisons. I became convinced somewhat more than a year ago that this was a problem that ranks second only to radioactive fall-out In its serious threat to all of us –