Cooked: Survival by Zip Code (2019)

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Cooked: Survival by Zip Code (2019)

In her signature serious-yet-quirky connect-the-dots style, Peabody Award winning filmmaker Judith Helfand takes audiences from the deadly 1995 Chicago heat disaster -- in which 739 people died, mostly black and in the poorest neighborhoods of the city, ties it back to the underlying man-made disaster of systemic structural racism and then goes deep into one of our nation's biggest growth industries -- Disaster Preparedness. Along the way she forges inextricable links between extreme weather, extreme disparity and the politics of "disaster," daring to ask: What if with a slight torque of the system and a re-frame of the terms disaster, preparedness and resilience we could invest in the most "vulnerable communities" now - instead of waiting for the next "natural disaster". COOKED is adapted from Eric Klinenberg's ground-breaking book, HEAT WAVE: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago.
USA
IMDb  7.1 /10
Creators
Director Judith Helfand
Information
Release Date2019-07-12
Runtime1h 16mins
GenreDocumentary
Content Rating
Awards
CompanyITVS, Kartemquin Films
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Valerie Brown
Valerie Brown
Self - Granddaughter of Alberta Washington
Richard M. Daley
Richard M. Daley
Self (archive footage)
Michelle Landis Dauber
Michelle Landis Dauber
Self
Edmund Donoghue
Edmund Donoghue
Self - Cook County Medical Examiner (archive footage) (as Dr. Edmund Donoghue)
Jim Dupont
Jim Dupont
Self - Illinois Urban Search and Rescue
Maureen Finn
Maureen Finn
Self - Forensic Scientist, Cook County Medical Examiner's Office
Geraldine Flowers
Geraldine Flowers
Self - Church Elder, Sweet Holy Baptist Church
Oreletta Garmon
Oreletta Garmon
Self - Community Health Worker
Shirl Gatling
Shirl Gatling
Self - Gatling's Chapel and Funeral Services
Judith Helfand
Judith Helfand
Self
John W. Heltzel
John W. Heltzel
Self
Sadhu Johnston
Sadhu Johnston
Self - Chief Environment Officer, City of Chicago 2005-2009
Eric Klinenberg
Eric Klinenberg
Self - Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago
Joseph Ledwell
Joseph Ledwell
Self - Homewood Memorial Cemetery (as Reverend Joseph Ledwell)
Mike McReynolds
Mike McReynolds
Self - Intake Supervisor, Cook County Medical Examiner's Office