1546 – Deep Impact (1998)

spacetime coordinates: 1998 / 1999 Virginia / Washington, D.C. / NYC +

Deep Impact is a 1998 American science-fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, and starring Robert DuvallTéa LeoniElijah WoodVanessa RedgraveMaximilian Schell, and Morgan FreemanSteven Spielberg served as an executive producer of this film.

The film depicts the attempts to prepare for and destroy a 7-mile (11 km) wide comet set to collide with Earth and cause a mass extinction. (wiki)

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Armageddon vs. Deep Impact: 20 Years Later (IGN)

1532 – The Blackout (2019)

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spacetime coordinates: Suddenly the entire world, except for the area around Moscow, along with parts of Belarus, Ukraine and Finland (later called the “Circle of Life”) is plunged into darkness. The fate of millions is unknown. Communications are down the rest of the world and only a small number survived in the “circle of life.”. A new border was established . along with a defensive perimeter and reconnaissance groups were sent ot. They realized that there was an attack on Earth, killing almost everything. To defend against the mysterious enemy, they mobilized an army, and outposts were built..

The Blackout (Russian: Аванпостromanized: Avanpostlit. ‘Outpost’) is a 2019 Russian (/russian-language) science fiction thriller film directed by Egor Baranov and starring Pyotr Fyodorov. (wiki)

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1441 – Dark Waters (2019)

timespace coordinates: 1990’s – 2010’s  Cincinnati, Ohio – Parkersburg, West Virginia

dark_waters_xlgDark Waters is a 2019 American legal thriller film directed by Todd Haynes and written by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan. It is based on the 2016 article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont‘s Worst Nightmare” by Nathaniel Rich, published in The New York Times Magazine. Parts of the story were also reported by Mariah Blake, whose 2015 article “Welcome to Beautiful Parkersburg, West Virginia” was a National Magazine Award finalist, and Sharon Lerner, whose series “Bad Chemistry” ran in The Intercept. Robert Bilott, the principal character in the film, also wrote a memoir, Exposure, detailing his 20-year legal battle against DuPont. The film stars Mark RuffaloAnne HathawayTim RobbinsBill CampVictor GarberMare WinninghamWilliam Jackson Harper, and Bill Pullman. (wiki)

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Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA, also known as C8)

forever chemicals / POPs / Perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS)

Timeline of events related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)


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1341 – GTFO (2015 documentary)

GTFO (also known as GTFO: Get the F&#% Out) is a 2015 American documentary film, directed by Shannon Sun-Higginson, about sexism and women in the world of video gamesIt premiered at South by Southwest on March 14, 2015.

Sun-Higginson, a documentary filmmaker from New York City, began work on GTFO in early 2012 and ultimately funded it as a Kickstarter project. She was initially inspired to create the film after watching a clip from live-stream gaming competition Cross Assault in which a player repeatedly sexually harassed his teammate. Sun-Higginson then “decided to take a step back and explore what it means to be a woman in gaming in general, both the positive and the negative.” 

The movie compiles interviews from gamers, developers, journalists to show how pervasive sexist behavior is in the gaming world. 

The film’s premiere at South by Southwest was met with primarily favorable reviews, with critic Dennis Harvey commenting: “Several other documentaries are currently in the works on the same subject, and many will no doubt be a lot slicker than ‘GTFO.’ But the rough edges of Sun-Higginson’s Kickstarter-funded feature lend it an ingratiating, unpretentious modesty, and its lack of rancor on a topic that might’ve easily supported a more sensationalist approach can only be a plus in reaching male gamers most in need of its wake-up call.” (wiki)

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