Jun 18, 2020 Live Panel Discussion about the film: Unbreathable – The Fight for Healthy Air

Join us for the World Premiere of Unbreathable. We invite you to watch the film in advance and then join us live on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 5pm EDT for a moderated panel discussion with the filmmaker and policy experts.


About the Film:

Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air spotlights the ongoing struggle for clean air in the United States. Over the past fifty years, there has been major progress in significantly reducing air pollution across the nation thanks to the Clean Air Act. However, nearly half of Americans across the country today are still impacted by unhealthy air. This 30-minute film premiers at a critical time. Asthma is the number one health issue for children, and recent research links air pollution to higher cases and deaths from COVID-19. Environmental regulations and enforcement of existing laws are being stripped away when the need for renewable energy is more urgent than ever.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Maggie Burnette Stogner, “Unbreathable” is sponsored by American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking in partnership with the American Lung Association, AU’s Center for Environmental Policy, and the Hanley Foundation. Informative and inspiring, the film is an excellent catalyst for engagement and action designed to reach a wide range of audiences. Premiere: June 18th with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, www.dceff.org.


  • Mustafa Santiago Ali, VP of Environmental Justice, National Wildlife Federation
  • Bill Reilly, former EPA Administrator
  • Shashawnda Campbell, Free Your Voice, Baltimore
  • Beth Gardiner, author of “Choked”
  • Maggie Burnette Stogner, director of “Unbreathable” and Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking
  • Paul Billings, National Senior VP of Policy, American Lung Association

Learn more at unbreathable.org.