Scientists Under Attack - Genetic Engineering in the magnetic field of money

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This film is available in a 88min long and 60min short version in English, German, French and Spanish.

Pusztai and Chapela are scientists, their careers are ruined. They looked at the phenomenon of genetic engineering, made important discoveries, suffer the fate of those who criticise powerful vested interests. Statements prove that 95% of research about GMO is paid by industry. The danger for freedom of science and democracy is evident: Can we all still trust our scientists?

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This film is available in a 88min long and 60min short version in English, German, French and Spanish.

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?

Awarded with 11 international Prizes:

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

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Length
88min / 60min
Available languages
English/German/French/Spanish
Year
2010
FSK
suitable for all ages
ISBN
978-3-935573-45-0

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