[FREE MOVIE] "The World According to Monsanto"

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 7:30pm
Push Push Theater
121 New St
Decatur, GA
United States
Cost: Admission is free. Donations are encouraged.

WHAT: Screening of the film, The World According to Monsanto.

The World According To Monsanto is a 2008 American documentary film directed by Marie-Monique Robin .

WHY: As documented in this film, food supply issues in America are at a critical state. The intention of this screening is to raise consumer awareness on food-related issues and to provide an opportunity for community-based discussions.

HOST: Food Supply Rescue Coalition (FSRC). Please join us for an evening of screening and discussion. After the film, the Food Supply Rescue Coalition (FSRC) will facilitate a discussion on the information shared in this film.

Location: Push Push Theatre
121 New Street. Decatur, GA 30030

ABOUT THE FILM: In March 2008, filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin 's documentary about the Monsanto Company (English title, The World According to Monsanto) was aired on the Arte network in France and Germany.[13] It was a co-production between Arte and the National Film Board of Canada.[14][15]

The movie tells the story of the St. Louis firm: located in 46 countries, Monsanto has become the world leader in GMO (more than 90% of the market share), the firm also produces PCBs (pyralene), herbicides (such as the Agent Orange during the Vietnam war), and the bovine artificial growth hormones, used for milk production, prohibited in Europe. The documentary explains that since its creation in 1901 the firm accumulated lawsuits for poisoning and polluting, while presenting itself today as a company of "life sciences", converted to the virtues of sustainable development. In her investigation the journalist discovers that Monsanto wants to impose its GMOs on the world, Monsanto first infiltrated the sciences and regulatory spheres.[16] Translated into 15 languages, the movie and book are a huge hit internationally. In France the documentary was released when the debate about GMOs divided the political class and the researchers while the majority of the population was opposed to their use.

This film obtained the following prizes: the Rachel Carson Prize (Norway), the Umwelt-Medienpreis prize (Germany), the Ekofilm Festival of Cesky Kumlov (Czech Republic, 2009).

RUNNING TIME: 109 minutes




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