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Examining the disparate impact of natural disasters on poor neighborhoods and the importance of building resilient communities

Cooked is a documentary by Judith Helfand and Kartemquin Educational Films that explores how and why communities in poverty are the most vulnerable in disaster situations. The film begins with the 1995 Chicago heat wave, when over 700 people died from heat-related causes, and travels around the United States to look at the emerging growth industry of disaster preparedness. It features individuals and organizations in Chicago working to understand and address the core causes of poverty and isolation to create more resilient and healthy communities. 

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