Seeking to make viewers aware of the health effects of air pollution in Southern California through the compelling stories of individuals, while also inspiring them to take part in air quality solutions, this documentary offers hope. Otana Jakpor, a University of Southern California student, discovers, after a rain, that she can see the mountains from where she lives. Blunt-spoken John Cross, a West Long Beach community activist offers his unique perspective and Marilyn Kamimura describes what it is like to live a mile and a half from the Puente Hills Landfill where one-third of Los Angeles’s trash is dumped.

Directed by Alexandre Philippe.

The Right to Breathe

2011 US 20 min
Festival Year: 2012
Types: Documentary, Short
Topic: Climate Change, Local, Sustainable Living