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, asthma continues to be the number one health issue for children and nearly half of all Americans across the country today are still impacted by unhealthy levels of air pollution. This short film shares stories of communities that are fighting for healthier air and the challenges we face to ensure healthy air for all.


Executive Produced by the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University, with support from the American Lung Association, AU’s Center for Environmental Policy, and the Hanley Foundation.


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Unbreathable: The Fight for Healthy Air

2020 US 30 min
Festival Year: 2020
Types: Documentary, Panel Discussion, Short, Watch Now
Topic: Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Public Health

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