The Human Experiment

The Human Experiment

Austrian premiere!
Directed by: Dana Nachman, Don Hardy
US, 2013, 90 min
Sprache
English OV
Co-pr├Ąsentiert von
Attac Graz, htu graz - Hochsch├╝lerInnenschaft der Technischen Universit├Ąt Graz
Filmgespr├Ąch mit
Helmut Burtscher (Global 2000) ├╝ber die Situation bez├╝glich Chemikalien in Europa
Friday May 23rd - 16:00

What if the greatest chemical disaster of our time didn't involve oil spills, superfund sites or nuclear meltdowns? Instead, imagine much lower levels of exposure, inflicted over several generations and affecting every person on the planet. The result: rising rates of everything from cancer to autism to infertility. This is the shocking reality explored in The Human Experiment, a gripping look at the personal costs associated with the thousands of untested chemicals in our most common everyday products, our homes and inside of us.

From Emmy winning journalists Dana Nachman and Don Hardy and Oscar winner Sean Penn, the documentary tells the personal stories of people who believe their lives have been affected by chemicals and takes viewers to the front lines as activists go head-to-head with the powerful and well-funded chemical industry. These activists bring to light a corrupt system that’s been hidden from consumers...until now.