Yesterday I received an email from Steve Johnston at Liverpool Court Studios, an audio/video production house in Canada.
Steve had stumbled across The Environmental Illness Resource and kindly attached a video he had made about EI for a client some time ago.
The video is a short environmental illness awareness piece. It talks about environmental illness in very broad terms by pointing out that chemicals that surround us in our daily lives can have serious consequences for our health and that of those we love.
Steve kindly said I could post the video on the site so here it is:
The video was only made as an example on a shoestring budget but I found it extremely powerful. The storyline, visual effects and soundtrack that are used make it highly emotive and ensure it has an impact on the viewer. I'm sure the video would make many people stop for a minute to question the potential health consequences of the sea of synthetic chemicals in which we swim in the 21st century.
Steve and myself would both like to hear your views on the video so please leave comments below. How did you feel after watching it? Do you think it would have an impact on someone totally unaffected by environmental illness?
Also, the video was clearly made for the Environmental Illness Society of Canada (EISC) but their website at www.eisc.ca now appears to have been shut down. This is unfortunate as the EISC once had a big presence and did a lot of work bringing the environmental causes of disease to public attention through videos such as this and other methods including conferences. If anybody has information about the EISC it would be good to hear about it, so again, please leave a comment.