Documentary: "In Our Backyard"
RUN TIME: 46 min. 12 sec.
SHOOTING FORMAT: DV NTSC Region 0
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This is a documentary I made last year which won Best Environmental Documentary Award at the 2009 New York International Film and Video Festival.
The focus of the piece is on a small village just east of St. Louis known as Sauget. Years ago this tiny area was incorporated as Monsanto. For those who remain unaware Monsanto Company was one of the leading chemical producers of the twentieth century and has been responsible for producing chemicals like DDT, an insecticide known to be carcinogenic. Agent Orange, a dioxin riddled chemical used as a defoliant in the Vietnam war. Still to this day in Vietnam we can see horrible genetic mutations, horrid skin conditions, and cancers attributed to the effects of Agent Orange. Also, Bovine Growth Hormones, which Monsanto continuously tries to keep under wraps, due to the fact it makes cows sick, thus their bacteria and the antibiotics they are pumped full of go right back into American milk. As a result BGH has been banned in Europe and Canada.
Today Monsanto is an agricultural biotechnology company that is known for their genetically altering and patenting of various seed varieties.
Other examples of my work can be viewed for free by visiting http://www.greateyeinthesky.com
Dec 28, 2010, 17:37:19
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