Breathtaking, a documentary on the deadly consequences of asbestos exposure, tells the story of filmmaker Kathleen Mullen’s father who died of mesothelioma as a result of Canada’s asbestos mining industry.

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization will give a free, online screening of Breathtaking at 6:30 p.m. EST on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.

The 45 minute screening will begin with a short introduction from Mullen and conclude with a thirty minute question and answer session via Twitter with the filmmaker and ADAO President and Co-Founder, Linda
Reinstein.

Mullen uses heartbreaking clips of her dying father’s legal testimony, together with family photos, and home movies to take the audience on an investigative journey.  From her family home in British Columbia to Quebec, India and Detroit, Mullen paints a global, yet still personal picture of the many lives affected by the continued use of asbestos.

“ADAO is thrilled to be able to bring this critical issue to the forefront through the incredible film, Breathtaking. It is through the new avenues of digital technology and social media that we are seeing awareness about asbestos hazards expand rapidly around the globe,” said Reinstein in a press release about the livestreaming event.

Watch Breathtaking on Sept. 26 by visiting the ADAO blog.