Media coverage

DOC NYC 2017 Women Directors: Meet Chanda Chevannes — “Unfractured”

November 8th, 2017

by Kaidia Pickels

“She put her life on hold for years — as did many of the grassroots activists in New York. And together, fighting with their whole hearts, they achieved what most people thought was impossible.” Filmmaker Chanda Chevannes discusses Steingraber, the focus of her new film Unfractured, in an interview with Women and Hollywood. Read the interview

Connect The Dots – Unfractured

November 8th, 2017

by Alison Rose Levy

“We need the camera to bring these stories to life. That’s why I feel so privileged to work with Chanda [Chevannes] who has devoted her life to doing that.” Dr. Steingraber and filmmaker Chevannes were guests on the Progressive Radio Network show, Connect the Dots, speaking about activism and the new film, Unfractured. Listen here

Hudson Mohawk Magazine 11-7-17

November 7th, 2017

by Mark Dunlea

“Enough battles with temporary victories begin to turn the tide of history…” The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy, NY interviewed Dr. Steingraber in advance of the film Unfractured‘s international premiere in New York City. Listen here

WBAI Morning Show

November 7th, 2017

by Michael G. Haskins

“I hope that when people leave the theater on Saturday they will take up that fighting spirit that is exemplified by Sandra, and all the people fighting in New York State.” Unfractured filmmaker Chanda Chevannes and Steingraber were interviewed on WBAI Radio in New York to discuss the international premiere. Listen here

Planet in Focus Announces 2017 Winners

October 24th, 2017

By Pat Mullen

“[‘Unfractured’] profiles committed activist, writer, and cancer survivor Dr. Sandra Steingraber as she fights against fracking and finds herself arrested in the name of her cause.” Point of View Magazine highlights the film which won the Planet in Focus Best Canadian Feature award. Read the article

Planet in Focus Announces 2017 Line-Up

September 19th, 2017

by Pat Mullen

“[Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival] will open with the world premiere of Chanda Chevannes’ Unfractured. The film profiles activist and rebel Dr. Sandra Steingraber in an uplifting portrait of a woman firmly committed to saving the world while balancing her responsibilities at work and at home.” A first announcement of the new film appears in Point of View Magazine. Read the article

Is the Crestwood Midstream Project Truly Dead?

May 31st, 2017

by Lori Sonken

“The driveway upon which we were arrested became a theatre of ordinary people literally standing against trucks that were servicing a fossil fuel project that we felt was dangerous to drinking water, possibly explosive, and putting a lake at risk…” Dr. Steingraber was interviewed for this Ithaca.com piece on recent progress protecting Seneca Lake, New York from a massive gas storage proposal. Read the article

Crestwood Discontinues Methane Storage Plans

May 25th, 2017

by WRFI News Staff

Dr. Steingraber spoke with WRFI’s Lori Sonken on the station’s Community News about what social and political actions led up to the halting of methane storage plans on Seneca Lake. Listen here

Sandra Steingraber Is Good at Going to Jail

September 1st, 2016

“There’s no one right answer. There’s a lot of arrows in our quiver. Whenever possible, science should prevail and that should be enough. But social movements can open the door for science to speak.” Steingraber spoke with Iowa Public Radio. Read and listen here

When Protest Becomes Sacrament: Grady Sisters Heed a Higher Call

August 10th, 2016

by Nicholas Kusnetz

“‘I guess I thought, if you won’t listen to me as a health biologist, then you’ll have to listen to me as a mother,’ she said. ‘I’ll put my body between the compressor station and the trucks.'” Steingraber is quoted in this InsideClimate News piece on the role of Catholic Workers and others in the movement to protect Seneca Lake from gas storage. Read the article