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Best Feature Film

What’s the best way to prepare for a disaster? In today’s era of mega-storms, raging wildfires and record-breaking floods, that question is on the minds of many. In a film adapted from Eric Kinenberg’s book HEAT WAVE: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago, director Judith A. Helfand takes viewers on a journey from the deadly 1995 Chicago heat wave to the extreme weather and the politics of disaster that define today’s modern era, posing the question: What if a zip code was just a number and not a life-or-death sentence?

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