Director: Judith Helfand

Writer(s): Eric Klinenberg (novel)

Starring: Alex Helfand, Florence Helfand, Eric Klinenber, Valerie Brown, Andy Nebel, Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, Mike McReynolds, Maureen Finn, Marguerite Gatling, Shirl Gatling, Ken Herzlich, Steve Whitman, PhD, Geraldine Flowers, Reverend Joseph Ledwell, Paul Dailey, Joyce Gallagher, Judy Wang, Paul Meincke, Diann Burns, Sadhu Johnston, Orrin Williams, Jerry Foster, Colleen Scott, Jeremiah Scott, Toni Preckwinkle, Jim Dupont, B.G. John W. Heltzel, Michele Landis Dauber, PhD, Reverend Dr. Henry Raven, Ollie Raven, Bessie Trotter, Oreletta GarmonCelevia TaylorSheelah Muhammad

Synopsis: 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 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 extreme racism, daring to ask: What if a zip code was just a routing number, and not a life-or-death sentence.

Release Date: November 14, 2018 (USA) | Length: 76 min | Genre: Disaster, History | MPAA Rating: NR

Note: Adapted from Eric Klinenberg’s ground-breaking book HEAT WAVE: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago. I would need to see this film to better identify people.

 

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