Killer at Large - Exploring the American Obesity Epidemic Hosted by Chevy and Jayni Chase -- Tickets Available at the Door
Friday, Nov 21, 2008 6:30 PM EST
(6:30 PM Doors)
TimesCenter Stage, New York, NY
"Killer at Large" – a new award-winning feature-length documentary explores the startling details of the American obesity epidemic.
In the film, when asked what the most pressing issue is in America today, former Surgeon General Richard Carmona responded, "Obesity, because obesity is a terror within. It is destroying our society from within and unless we do something about it, the magnitude of the dilemma will dwarf 9/11 or any other terrorist event that you can point out..."
According to the National Institutes of Health, obesity costs taxpayers $117 billion annually and is estimated to kill more than 100,000 Americans each year. With many obesity experts declaring, "This may be the first generation of children to have a shorter life expectancy than that of their parents," Killer at Large provides a sobering perspective on the most pressing health issue of our time – and serves as a call to arms for concerned parents, school districts, elected officials, health professionals, and entire communities to empower themselves in reversing this deadly trend.
Killer at Large features interviews and footage of numerous public figures discussing both the politics and the causes/effects of obesity including former President Bill Clinton, consumer advocate Ralph Nader, filmmaker Neil LaBute, Senator Tom Harkin, Senator Sam Brownback, Governor Mike Huckabee and a number of bestselling authors such as Michael Pollan, Chef Ann Cooper, and Dr. Brian Wansink among many others.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see Killer At Large in its New York City Premiere, participate in a panel discussion with the filmmakers, and congratulate hosts Chevy and Jayni Chase on receiving the "2008 Ambassador for Children's Health Award" from the Children’s International Obesity Foundation.
Sponsored by Ximo Health and National Action Against Obesity.