Over the past fifty years, there has been major progress in significantly reducing air pollution across the nation thanks to the Clean Air Act. However, asthma continues to be the number one health issue for children and nearly half of all Americans across the country today are still impacted by unhealthy levels of air pollution. This 30-minute film shares stories of communities that are fighting for healthier air and the challenges we face to ensure healthy air for all.
In early 2005, Maggie Burnette Stogner launched Blue Bear Films to provide creative and production services with excellent value and quality. She specializes in film and video production, multimedia storytelling and design, and creative consulting.
The Center for Environmental Filmmaking (CEF) is one of the leading environmental and wildlife film programs in the world. Maggie serves as Executive Director and is based in Washington D.C.
Maggie Burnette Stogner is the Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking and a professor of Film and Media Arts at American University. She brings over 30 years of filmmaking experience to the Center and to the classroom. During her nine years at National Geographic, she produced, directed and wrote numerous documentaries, and was senior producer of the award-winning weekly programs Explorer and Ultimate Explorer. In 2005, she launched Blue Bear Films and continued to direct, produce and write internationally broadcast documentaries such as “Gold Mountain” (2016) and independent films such as “In the Executioner’s Shadow” (2017/18).