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indieWIRE's Project of the Day: FIlmmakers Tackle GMOs in New Project

By Indiewire | Indiewire August 8, 2011 at 2:53AM

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.
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indieWIRE's Project of the Day: FIlmmakers Tackle GMOs in New Project
An image from the untitled GMO Film. [Image courtesy of the filmmakers]

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.

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Untitled GMO Film Project

Tweetable Logline:

#GMO #Film Project, watch the Sizzle Reel here http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gmofilmprojewww.GMOFilm.com & donate on Kickstarter here

Elevator Pitch:

Today in the United States, by the simple act of feeding ourselves, we unwittingly participate in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Massive agro-chemical companies like Monsanto (Agent Orange) and Dow (Napalm) are feeding us genetically-modified food, GMOs, that have never been fully tested and aren't labeled. This small handful of corporations is tightening their grip on the world’s food supply—buying, modifying, and patenting seeds to ensure total control over everything we eat.

We still have time to heal the planet, feed the world, and live sustainably. But we have to start now.

Production Team:

Director: Jeremy Seifert
Producer: Joshua Kunau
Co-Producer: Elizabeth Kucinich
Associate Producer: Timothy Vatterott
Consulting Producer: Stephanie Soechtig
Cinematographer: Rod Hassler

About the Production:

"Following the earthquake in Haiti, Monsanto donated 475 tons of hybrid seeds to farmers in Haiti. The Peasant Farmer Movement rallied together and marched 10,000 strong to protest and burn Monsanto’s seeds. This example, along with many others around the world will be used to juxtapose the fact that most people here in the US have no idea that they eat GMOs every day.

"Their goal with this film is to inspire and awaken people to what is happening with our food. We can save Organics, but we must wake up to what is happening, before it is too late." -- Joshua Kunau

Current Status:

The film is currently in production.

For more information and to support this project:

Kickstarter Page
Film Website

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