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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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