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Poisoning Paradise (2018)

| Documentary | 2018 (USA)
Journey to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, where communities are surrounded by experimental test sites and pesticides sprayed upwind of their neighborhoods. Poisoning ... See full synopsis »
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John Aana John Aana ... Himself
Paul Achitoff Paul Achitoff ... Himself
Alika Atay Alika Atay ... Himself
Shiva Ayyadurai Shiva Ayyadurai ... Himself
Dustin Barca Dustin Barca ... Himself
Andrea Brower Andrea Brower ... Herself
Nomi Carmona Nomi Carmona ... Herself
Eric Chivian Eric Chivian ... Himself
Malia Chun Malia Chun ... Herself
Sylvia Earle Sylvia Earle ... Herself
Brenda Eskenazi Brenda Eskenazi ... Herself
Lee Evslin Lee Evslin ... Himself
Carey Gillam Carey Gillam ... Herself
Joshua Green Joshua Green ... Himself (as Dr. Joshua Green)
Gary Hooser Gary Hooser ... Himself
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Journey to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, where communities are surrounded by experimental test sites and pesticides sprayed upwind of their neighborhoods. Poisoning Paradise details the ongoing struggle to advance bold new legislation governing the fate of their island home.

In an attempt to diversify an economy that was overly reliant on tourism, policymakers in both Hawaii and Washington, D.C. encouraged the world's largest bio-tech companies to utilize Kauai's favorable climate and fertile soil to test genetically engineered seeds and crops. Corporations including Syngenta, Pioneer DuPont, BASF, and Dow Agrosciences have since applied hundreds of tons of Restricted Use (RU) pesticides on thousands of acres across the Garden Island's West Side, the traditional homeland of an indigenous and disenfranchised population.

Interviews with local residents, scientists, and healthcare professionals reveal the hardships and ecological dangers of intensive and continuous ...

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Kaua'i, Hawaii, USA

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