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For Export Only: Pesticides

The "circle of poison" exposed

Overview

Genre
Investigation, Human Rights, Foreign Worlds, and Science
Synopsis

Part One of two parts. Part Two: For Export Only: Pharmaceuticals

Documents the "circle of poison" of banned and restricted pesticides we export for use on products we import: coffee, bananas, cotton, etc. "If you ever wanted to know how human beings behave in the absence of rules, in an open unregulated market, these films provide the answer."—Washington Post

For students and other viewers facing a world of globalization, free markets and deregulation, it documents shocking information about products exported to developing countries that are prohibited or severely restricted in the countries where they are made. The products are banned or restricted because they cause cancer, liver disease, central nervous system diseases, sterility and death.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
57 minutes

Credits

  • Robert Richter ... Producer, Director, Writer, Reporter
  • Jackie Leopold ... Associate Producer
  • Chantal Bernheim ... Associate Producer
  • Burleigh Wartes ... Cinematographer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Richter Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
1979-1980
Locations
Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil, Kenya, Ghana, Bangladesh and Malaysia.

Distribution Details

Release year
1980
Festivals
American Film Festival. Audubon International Environmental Film Festival, International Consumer Film Competition
Awards
American Assn for the Advancement of Science, Distinguished Science Reporting; DuPont Columbia Broadcast Journalism Award (TV's Pulitzer Prize)
Distribution
Producer was offered $1 million bribe to NOT distribute or telecast the documentary.
Broadcast (Prod.)
WNET-TV
Language
English
Subtitles
English Subtitles

Photos

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