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COOKED: Survival by Zipcode

Directed by Judith Helfand

Cooked: Survival by Zip Code tells the story of the tragic 1995 Chicago 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. Cooked is a story about life, death, and the politics of crisis in an American city that asks the question: Was this a one-time tragedy, or an appalling trend?

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Natalie Henry Berry, a Black woman, sits in her living room wearing a face mask looking out the window.

Survival By Zipcode

Panel Discussion: Mon 2/15 5:30 pm PST

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