Denkmal-Film Verhaag

Gekaufte Wahrheit (Langversion)

Scientists under Attack - genetic engineering in the magnetic field of money

a film by Bertram Verhaag

88 min

with Árpád Pusztai, Ignacio Chapela, Antônio Andrioli, Jeffrey Smith and Andrew Kimbrell

Árpád Pusztai and Ignacio Chapela have two things in common. They are distinguished scientists, and their careers are in ruins. Both chose to investigate the phenomenon of genetic engineering. Both made important discoveries. Both are now suffering the fate of those who criticise the powerful vested interests that dominate big business and scientific research.
Statements made by scientists themselves suggest that 95% of those researching in the area of genetic engineering are funded to do so by industry. Only 5% are independent. This situation is a major threat to the freedom of science – and to our democracy. Can we, the public, still trust our scientists?

A film about secrecy, intimidation and courage.


"Disturbing and well argued.”
(OX DOX – Festival)

“Very controversial, intruiging and provocative.”
(Galloping Films)

 “Amazing film, folks were blown away. Big crowd, we ran out of seats. Thank you so much for letting us screen the film.”
(Film council Greater Columbus, OHIO)




(Language Versions: German, English, French)

The Central Ohio Green Education Fund Award Certificate 2009 -- Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film + Video Festival 2009 -- Best of Show, The Indie Fest 2010 -- Top Ten Films, Kansas International Film Festival 2010 -- AT&T Award for Environmental Conservation and Stewardship, Arpa International Film Festival 2010 -- The Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism Award 2010 -- Accolade Award: Award of Merit Winners 2010 -- Best Feature Documentary, Maverick Movie Awards 2010 -- Best Original Score, Maverick Movie Awards 2010 -- Salus Journalistenpreis 2011 -- Most Revealing, Cinema Verde Film Festival 2012

Buch & Regie Bertram Verhaag Kamera Waldemar Hauschild Schnitt Verena Schönauer
Ton Zoltan Ravasz Kamera-Assistenz Isabel Theiler Musik Gert Wilden
Mischung Max Rammler Farbkorrektur Jürgen Pertack Redaktion Sonja Scheider, BR

In Co-Produktion mit dem Bayerischen Rundfunk
© 2010 DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH