On Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m., a special one-time screening of “Living Downstream” will take place at the downtown Colonial Theatre, 163 High St.

The screening is co-sponsored by the Belfast Co-op, Environmental Health Strategy Center and the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association. Admission will be by a $5 suggested donation.

“Living Downstream” is an eloquent feature-length documentary that charts the life and work of biologist, author, cancer survivor and cancer prevention advocate Sandra Steingraber. The film is based on Steingraber’s book of the same name and, like the book, documents the growing body of scientific evidence that links human health with the health of our environment.

Part scientific exploration and part personal journey, the film follows Steingraber during a pivotal year in her life: as a biologist and author, speaking to groups across North America about cancer prevention; and as a cancer survivor, when she receives ambiguous results from a cancer screening test. The film captures this movement between the scientific and the personal, a hallmark of Steingraber’s work.

For more information about the film, visit livingdownstream.com. For more information about the local screening, send email to kate@belfast.coop or call the Belfast Co-op at 338-2532.

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