Documentary screening initiates crucial discussion among TCU students

Documentary screening initiates crucial discussion among TCU students

More than 80,000 synthetic chemicals circulate the world’s commerce and many of them pump straight into our bodies.

A screening in Palko Hall of the documentary “Unacceptable Levels” Wednesday night exposed the ills of the chemical revolution of the 1940s and initiated an unsettling, but necessary, discussion among TCU students.

The screening was the last event in the Sustainability and Social Justice Event Series, a series of lectures and film screenings hosted by the departments of sociology and anthropology this fall to promote social awareness and inspire activism in the TCU community.

Senior nutrition major Kat Bertaut said that she was shocked to see how the earth would look in the future if the implications of the chemical revolution are not diligently addressed.

“‘Unacceptable Levels’ gave us a platform for crucial conversations that need to take place if we are going to make informed decisions for the future,” Bertaut said.

Peter Kindersley, the executive producer of “Unacceptable Levels,” reflected the overall goal of the Sustainability and Social Justice Event Series when he said that he hopes the film will be a “springboard” that moves people to action.

To watch the documentary film, visit the “Unacceptable Levels” website.