UPDATE: CIRCLE OF POISON Documentary on Impact of Banned Pesticides on our Food to be Released on iTunes , Other VOD Platforms on Nov. 22:11 AM
Once a pesticide is banned in the United States for its dangerous health and environmental effects, companies are still permitted to manufacture it for export only.
Narrated by Elizabeth Kucinich and featuring interviews with President Jimmy Carter, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Professor Noam Chomsky, Senator Patrick Leahy and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the film exposes the shocking practice of corporate profit in the toxic pesticide trade.
"Circle of Poison" shows how the global pesticide industry is politically powerful, shaping regulations (or lack thereof) and the conditions of food and farming around the world.
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About the Filmmakers
Nick Capezzera – Director of Photography/Editor/Producer
Nick is a cinematographer and editor from Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to Circle of Poison, he produced a documentary short, “A Summer at Hopper’s House” that was featured at the Somerville Open Cinema Festival.
Evan Mascagni – Co-Director/Producer
Evan is an attorney turned filmmaker from Louisville, Kentucky. He is currently the Policy Director of the Public Participation Project, working to strengthen First Amendment rights for filmmakers, journalists, and activists across the country.
Shannon Post – Co-Director/Producer
Shannon is a filmmaker and food and garden educator from Florida. She is co-founder, along with Evan and Nick, of Player Piano Productions, a company that makes films that matter in Brooklyn, NY.