Cooked: Survival By Zip Code

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Film Info
Program Category:Institutional Health and Well-Being
Release Year:2018
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Judith Helfand
Producer:Judith Helfand
Fenell Doremus


In the summer of 1995, Chicago experienced an unthinkable disaster, when extremely high humidity and a layer of heat-retaining pollution drove the heat index up to more than 126 degrees. Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand looks tells the story of this deadly heatwave, the most traumatic in U.S. history, in which 739 citizens died over the course of just a single week, most of them poor, elderly, and African American.