OAKLEAD - A documentary, by Alex Bledsoe, about lead poisoning in Oakland
IN DECEMBER 2016,
Reuters reported that 3,000 communities in the United States have higher rates of lead poisoning than Flint, Mich.
The Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland reported the highest lead poisoning levels in the Bay Area, at over 7%.
A forthcoming documentary, explores the history of lead poisoning in Oakland, investigating the correlation between socioeconomic status and access to equitable housing and healthcare.
The film highlights the history of “legacy lead,” methods of exposure, stories of affected families, and efforts to eradicate contamination.