A virtual film screening of “COOKED: Survival By Zip Code” followed by a Q&A panel with the film’s director and local experts.

In COOKED: Survival By Zip Code, Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand uses her signature serious-yet-quirky connect-the-dots style to take audiences from the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave – in which 739 mostly black, elderly, and poor Chicagoans died during the course of one week– deep into one of our nation’s biggest growth industries: disaster preparedness. Along the way, Helfand forges inextricable links between extreme weather, extreme disparity, and extreme racism, daring to ask: what if a zip code was just a routing number and not a life-or-death sentence?

The schedule of the online event is as follows:

  • 6:00 pm - Film Screening
  • 8:00 pm - Panel Discussion

You must RSVP to receive the links to watch the film and panel. COOKED is 81 minutes long. To ensure you finish the film in time for the panel, please start the film no later than 6:30 pm CT.


Cooked Panelists

The Georgetown Green Film Series was established by the Southwestern University Office of Sustainability to bring awareness to the environmental crisis through the visual arts by presenting films with an environmental focus for free to Georgetown and neighboring communities. In addition to showing an environmental film, a panel of experts is invited to lead a proactive discussion with the audience about the topic at hand.

This event was made possible through a City of Georgetown Arts & Culture Board grant and Southwestern University’s Diversity Enrichment Fund.