Posted on April 15, 2020

On Tuesday, April 13th, ADAO hosted our second virtual community event. Thank you to everyone who joined our successful virtual DIRTY LAUNDRY screening and Q & A from filmmakers Conor Lewis and Zack Johnson. We had nearly 30 participants from Colombia, India, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.

Following the sudden and mysterious death of their Grandmother, Iva Lewis, cousins Conor and Zack set out across the U.S. to uncover the true reason for her death. DIRTY LAUNDRY follows the cousins on a cross country bicycle trip to learn more about the asbestos-caused diseases that took their grandmothers life. Along the trip they uncover a trail of corporate corruption and broken families. 

Before the film began, we gathered virtually to hear Conor and Zack tell the audience their inspiration behind the film, the challenges and struggles they faced throughout the process, and the things they learned along the way.

Conor and Zack have generously allowed us to share a viewing link so you are able to still watch the documentary. To request a copy of the documentary, please fill out this link. Conor and Zack will reach out with access to the film once the form is completed. If you have not already seen it, I encourage everyone to watch. Many ADAO community members are interviewed throughout the film, and share their extremely powerful voices.

During the Zoom screening, we received the devastating news that Mike Mattmuller, a beloved Meso Warrior, ban asbestos advocate, loving father and husband, and interviewee of DIRTY LAUNDRY, had passed away. When the screening concluded, the plan was to continue the Q&A with the filmmakers, but instead we gathered as a community to share our fondest memories of our friend Mike, and the impact he had on the ban asbestos movement. 

We look forward to organizing our third virtual zoom event, and will update everyone once we have more details. Stay connected with ADAO and sign up for our monthly eNewsletter too. 

Although we are apart physically, we are always together as a community. 

Linda Reinstein
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