Circle of Poison

Official film description

When the U.S. government bans a chemical deeming it harmful to its citizens, companies are still allowed to produce it for export only. "Circle of Poison" exposes this disturbing federal policy that sends a message to the world that American lives are more valuable, taking a global look at communities impacted by the export of toxic pesticides and how they are fighting back.

Further reviews

An eye-opening and ire-raising doc. – Hollywood Reporter

A straightforward indictment of longstanding ecological injustice. – The Hollywood Reporter

Dangerously Enlightening – Reel Honest Reviews

Make sure not to miss... – Green Mom

The definitive film critique of pesticides that benefits from a wide array of scientific experts and activists. – Louis Proyect

Ultimately, this film accomplishes what it sets out to do – raise awareness. – The Highlighter

Enlightening film about the food we eat. – Fete Lifestyle Magazine

An important look at how dangerous pesticides have been imposed on developing countries and how people are now fighting back. – Al Jazeera

Technical information and screening rights...

Director(s): Evan Mascagni, Shannon Post
Production: Evan Mascagni, Shannon Post, Nick Capezzera
Music: Dan Halperin
Actors: Vandana Shiva, Elizabeth Kucinich, Jimmy Carter, Noam Chomsky
Year: 2015
Duration: 71 min
Language (audio): English, Spanish, Malayalam
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: Mexico, India, Argentina, United States
Our age recommendation: 16
Screening rights: Journeyman Pictures ()

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Main topic(s): Genetic Engineering + Seeds
Secondary topics: toxins industrial agriculture
Mentions: export pesticides chemicals organic soil forbidden toxic India evolving door round up soy education Dow Syngenta Bayer health deformities hydrocephaly hydrocephalus water poison gas
Topic Page(s): Genetic Engineering + Seeds

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