Merryspring Nature Center, the Environmental Health Strategy Center and Citizens for a Green Camden will present a free screening of the 2010 film “Living Downstream” Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Merryspring, 30 Conway Road.

Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, “Living Downstream” is an eloquent and cinematic feature-length documentary. This poetic film follows Steingraber during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links.

Following the film, Amanda Sears, associate director of the Environmental Health Strategy Center, will lead a brief discussion on initiatives happening right now in Maine to reduce harm from toxic chemicals.

This is the third in Merryspring’s new summer film series that focuses on a variety of nature and conservation-centered films. There is no admission fee, but donations are appreciated.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided by Merryspring. Arriving early is advised, as seating is limited.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.