Life running out of Control - Genefood and Designerbabies (95min)

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This film is available in a 95min long  and 60min short version in German, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish or Czech Language

In the mid-eighties, science, with the help of genetic technology, finds the key to mastering the Earth and its creatures.
Years later, we embark on a global journey to explore the progressive genetic manipulation of plants, animals and human beings: disastrous harvests, farmers in ruin, suicides...

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.

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This film is available in a 95min long  and 60min short version in German, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish or Czech Language

In the mid-eighties, science, with the help of genetic technology, finds the key to mastering the earth and its creatures. Suddenly, everything seems possible!

Twenty years later, we embark on a global journey to explore the progressive genetic manipulation of plants, animals and human beings: in India, a disastrous crop of genetically modified cotton leaves many farmers facing ruin. They resort to selling a kidney - or committing suicide. In Canada, genetically modified canola seeds blow onto the fields of neighboring organic farms, making ecological farming impossible. The Icelandic parliament sells information on the entire population's genes to a private company that, in turn, plans to turn over the data at a profit to the pharmaceutical industry and insurance companies. A research project, described as a “vampire project”, involves taking blood, hair and saliva samples from 700 so-called threatened ethnic groups on the pretext of preventive health. The gene samples wander into the laboratories of industry where they provide the basis for developing treatments for valuable patents.

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. This film meets them.

German and English version are both on one DVD.

Including 75min bonus material on genetic engineering with animals. humans and plants!

Awarded with 9 international Prizes:

1st Prize for the best long production, FICA, Brazil 2004 -- Nomination for the National Film Board of Canada Award, Vancouver International Film Festival 2004 -- Nomination for the IDA Award, IDA Annual Awards Competition, USA 2004 -- Golden Lynx for the best journalistic achievement, Ökomedia, Freiburg 2004 -- Environmental Great Prize for the best work in the category nature, CineEco, Portugal 2004 -- Special Commendation, CineEco Jouth Jury, Portugal 2004 -- Honorable Mention, The Chris Award, Columbus International Film & Video Festival, USA 2005 -- 1st Prize for the Best Production in the Category Agriculture, Pesticides and Earth, Earth Vision, USA 2005 -- Silver Snail - Honorable Mention - Best Documentary, Slow Food on Film, Ialy 2006

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Length
95min / 60min
Available languages
English/German/French/Italian/Portuguese/Polish/Czech
FSK
suitable for all ages
ISBN
978-3-935573-14-6
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