Today is a wild, windy, rainy day in Melbourne, Australia. (At least us Aussies now know that our shitty weather is not caused by climate change; cause global warming is just a bloody hoax being used by the United Nations to trap us in the web of lies and deceit being used to create world domination over us Australians, yeah Tony Abbott?) This is the first winter since 2012 where I’ve not been experiencing chronic sickness everyday. (Wish MCS was just a bloody hoax also.) So while I continue with all the environmental controls that have been working (like stay indoors with my trusty dehumidifier and air-filter and heater running to the max, and wearing a filter mask when needed), the dog and I are about to curl up in front of the laptops and watch a documentary on Vimeo while I chug out a few things I’m working on.
Why don’t you grab a coffee (or your hot beverage of choice) and watch a movie with us? I promise you won’t be disappointed. (Please note: the owner of this clip may not allow it to be shown in all domains. If it won’t play for you, head on over to Vimeo. It’s free.)
EXPOSED is a cinematic portrayal of Katherine, a 35 year old dancer who suffers from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), a chronic condition caused by exposure to synthetic chemicals in consumer products, pesticides, building materials, exhaust, tobacco smoke, perfume, cleaning agents, food additives and others. While skeptics, particularly in the traditional medical field and the chemical industry, still question its legitimacy, for Katherine it is a debilitating everyday reality, forcing her to live outside of the norms of her society. Her personal story functions as a catalyst to reflect on contemporary conditions of American society, its values and desires, and the complex relation between environment and health.