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Chanda Chevannes wins Gracie award for documentary

The Toronto filmmaker (pictured) won the prestigious American trophy for Living Downstream, a portrait of Sandra Steingraber and her campaign to expose the links between cancer and the environment.
June 28, 2013

Toronto filmmaker Chanda Chevannes has won an Alliance for Women in Media’s Gracie award for outstanding documentary.

Chevannes won for Living Downstream, a portrait of Sandra Steingraber (pictured below) and her campaign to expose the links between cancer and the environment.

The film, Chevannes’ debut feature-length documentary, will be released August 6 by First Run Features on home video and VoD.

“I am so honored to receive the Gracie Award in the presence of so many accomplished women in media,” Chevannes said.

Steingraber

 

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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