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.
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Creators
Director Judith Helfand
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Release Date2019-07-11
Runtime1h 16min
GenreDocumentary
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CompanyFord Foundation - Just Films, Fork Films, ITVS
CountryUSA
LanguageEnglish
Valerie Brown
Valerie Brown
Self - Granddaughter of Alberta Washingtonas Self - Granddaughter of Alberta Washington
Richard M. Daley
Richard M. Daley
Selfas Self
Michelle Landis Dauber
Michelle Landis Dauber
Selfas Self
Edmund Donoghue
Edmund Donoghue
Self - Cook County Medical Examineras Self - Cook County Medical Examiner
Jim Dupont
Jim Dupont
Self - Illinois Urban Search and Rescueas Self - Illinois Urban Search and Rescue
Maureen Finn
Maureen Finn
Self - Forensic Scientist, Cook County Medical Examiner's Officeas Self - Forensic Scientist, Cook County Medical Examiner's Office
Geraldine Flowers
Geraldine Flowers
Self - Church Elder, Sweet Holy Baptist Churchas Self - Church Elder, Sweet Holy Baptist Church
Oreletta Garmon
Oreletta Garmon
Self - Community Health Workeras Self - Community Health Worker
Shirl Gatling
Shirl Gatling
Self - Gatling's Chapel and Funeral Servicesas Self - Gatling's Chapel and Funeral Services
Judith Helfand
Judith Helfand
Selfas Self
John W. Heltzel
John W. Heltzel
Selfas Self
Sadhu Johnston
Sadhu Johnston
Self - Chief Environment Officer, City of Chicago 2005-2009as Self - Chief Environment Officer, City of Chicago 2005-2009
Eric Klinenberg
Eric Klinenberg
Self - Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicagoas Self - Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago
Joseph Ledwell
Joseph Ledwell
Self - Homewood Memorial Cemeteryas Self - Homewood Memorial Cemetery
Mike McReynolds
Mike McReynolds
Self - Intake Supervisor, Cook County Medical Examiner's Officeas Self - Intake Supervisor, Cook County Medical Examiner's Office
Linda Rae Murray
Linda Rae Murray
Self - Retired Chief Medical Officer, Cook County Department of Public Healthas Self - Retired Chief Medical Officer, Cook County Department of Public Health
Andy Nebel
Andy Nebel
Self - Former ABC News Reporteras Self - Former ABC News Reporter
Toni Preckwinkle
Toni Preckwinkle
Self - Cook County Board Presidentas Self - Cook County Board President