Trilogy on Genetic Engineering
3 films by Bertram Verhaag
95 min + 65 min + 88 min
This Trilogy contains our three most important films on Genetic Engineering.
In Life running out of control we embark on a global journey to explore the progressive genetic manipulation of plants, animals and human beings: Inidian Farmers are facing ruin and committing suicide - in Canada, genetically modified canola seeds blow onto the fields of neighbouring organic farms, making ecological farming impossible - sterile, genetically modified giant salmon is close to being approved. Worldwide, only a handful of scientists are defying industry, carrying out independent research into the effects of transgenic animals and plants on the environment and our health.
Percy Schmeiser is fighting against Monsanto for years, together with his wife Louise. Genetically modified Seeds were blown onto their fields and Monsanto filed a criminal complaint against them. The court decided in favor of the corporate group. But the Schmeisers fight back. They also fight for the right to freedom of speech and to their property. For their fearless resistance the Schmeisers were honoured with the Right Livelihood Award.
Scientists under Attack is a Thriller about the scientific dependance on the Gentec-Industry. The careers of the two Scientists Árpád Pusztai and Ignacio Chapela are in ruins, after criticising the powerful vested interests that dominate big business and scientific research. This situation is a major threat to the freedom of science – and to our democracy. Can we, the public, still trust our scientists?
Buch & Regie
Bertram Verhaag •
Waldemar Hauschild - Stefan Schindler
- Gerardo Milsztein • Schnitt Verena Schönauer - Gabriele Kröber
• Ton Zoltan Ravasz - Michael Busch • Produzent Bertram Verhaag - Michel Morales
• Assistenz Isabel Theiler - Kim Koch - Klaus Mayer • Musik Gert Wilden • Postproduktion Michael Sänger Film
• Redaktion Sonja Scheider, BR - Gudrun Hanke-El Ghomri, SWR
(c) 2004 - 2011 DENKmal-Film Verhaag GmbH & Aviv Pictures