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by Indiewire
August 29, 2012 12:30 PM
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CIFF Project of the Day: A Chemical Disaster with Human Guinea Pigs

"The Human Experiment"

All this week on Indiewire's Project of the Day column, we'll be profiling films that have entered themselves for the Points North Pitch at the Camden International Film Festival.  At the end of the week, we'll open up the vote for Project of the Week, the winner of which will receive accomodations and a spot on the Points North Pitch at this year's Camden International Film Festival.  For more details on CIFF and Indiewire's Project of the Day contest, click here!  If you're a filmmaker who hasn't yet submitted to the pitch, there's still time to submit!

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Tweetable Logline:

A documentary about a modern-day chemical disaster – where all of us are guinea pigs – and what it will take to end the experiment.
 

Elevator Pitch:

What if the greatest chemical disaster of our time didn’t involve oil spills or nuclear meltdowns? Instead, imagine much lower levels of exposure, inflicted over generations and affecting every person on the planet. The result: Rising rates of everything from cancer to autism to infertility. The Human Experiment lifts the veil on this shocking reality – where untested chemicals are ubiquitous in our products and the health of future generations is on the line. The film follows a band of unlikely activists who are fighting back. What will it take to stop this vast human experiment before it’s too late?

Production Team:

Directors/Producers: Dana Nachman & Don Hardy ("Witch Hunt,"Love Hate Love")
Writer: Dana Nachman
Director of Photography & Editor: Don Hardy
Producer: Chelsea Matter ("Love Hate Love")
Composer: Scott Hardkiss

About the Production:

"For the first time in more than 30 years, the political climate is such that major change on this issue is actually possible. But the battle will be hard-fought. In the balance between preserving profits and protecting health, the side with the deepest pockets has always come out on top. That’s why we are making this film. We are bringing our combined three decades of journalism and filmmaking experience to investigate the industry forces at play here and to arm audiences with the information that will make this a fair fight." - Dana Nachman
 

Current Status:

In production.

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San Francisco Film Society Donation Page
 

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3 Comments

  • Isabelpreza | September 3, 2012 11:47 AMReply

    Great job

  • Chelsea Matter | August 31, 2012 11:51 AMReply

    Thanks for your comment, Lee. We can't wait for you to see it when it's finished!

  • Lee | August 30, 2012 4:30 PMReply

    Yes, I want to see this film - it is timely and thought-provoking.