For the first time the award winning documentary The Idiot Cycle is being screened in America - December 7th, 2010 - at Dark Cinemas in Corvallis, Oregon and at the same time at California States University in Sacramento.
The film has been at the center of much discussion, since it was denied E&O insurance because of "subject matter" (which means it probably will not be shown on television in the USA or Canada) and recently the university of Montpeiller's screening of the film was almost cancelled by the school director when he heard the school's sponsor BASF was cited in the film.
The Idiot Cycle was made by UCLA undergrad and film school alum, Emmanuelle Schick Garcia. It is a serious film about cancer and how chemical companies not only profit from making the chemicals that cause cancer, but also profit from selling the drugs that treat cancer. These same companies are now developing genetically modified crops, which have never been tested for long term health impacts like cancer.
The film focuses on six major companies: Dow Chemical, Bayer, BASF, Monsanto, Dupont, and Astrazeneca. It was filmed in eight countries, including the U.S.
The trailer can be seen here: www.theidiotcycle.com
The Idiot Cycle just won the "Green Report" award and it played to a sold-out audience during France's biggest anti-GMO trial in October. It has been screened at the biggest documentary festivals in the world to packed theatres. Just some of the highlights include:
--RIDM in Montreal and IDFA in Amsterdam
--the Slow Food movement premiered the film in Italy
--Verve Girl (Toronto) has compared it to Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth"
--Global TV called it a "must see" documentary
--major universities from University of Oxford to Université de Toulouse have screened the film, a few universities have even had multiple screenings
--the United Nation's IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) is organizing a special screening for their staff.
The buzz surrounding this film has been completely by word-of-mouth, since the film was made without a distributor or TV support. After its European premiere in Amsterdam it was signed to a French TV distributor. European TV dates start early 2011.
Please contact Dark Cinemas for information about the December 7th screenings.