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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

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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