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Opening Night Screening: Catch the world premiere of our opening night film, including an exclusive Q&A with director Jennifer Baichwal and special guests from the film.

Dewayne Johnson, a Bay Area groundskeeper, suffered from rashes in 2014 and wondered if they were caused by the herbicide he'd been using for the past couple years. As his health deteriorated, Johnson became the face of a David-and-Goliath legal battle to hold a multi-national agrochemical corporation accountable for a product with allegedly misleading labelling. Roundup, a glyphosate-based herbicide, has been a signature product for the multinational agrochemical corporation for over four decades. Used by industrial farms, golf courses and suburban homeowners with a grudge against dandelions, it is sold in more than 130 nations. Scientists raised concerns about its environmental impact and carcinogenic properties, but the deep-pocketed corporation's lawyers, lobbyists and marketers deflected numerous studies and disputed the findings. Adding to her award-winning body of work centred on our strained relationship with the natural world, acclaimed director Jennifer Baichwal follows Johnson through his battle, setting his personal journey against a global environmental crisis. Alexander Rogalski

Credits

  • Director(s)

    • Jennifer Baichwal
  • Producer(s)

    • Jennifer Baichwal
    • Nicholas de Pencier
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Nicholas de Pencier
    • Daniel Iron
    • Geralyn Dreyfous
  • Associate Producer(s)

    • Nadia Tavazzani
  • Writer(s)

    • Jennifer Baichwal
  • Editor(s)

    • Roland Schlimme
    • David Wharnsby
  • Cinematography

    • Nicholas de Pencier
    • John Price
  • Composer

    • Daniel Lanois
    • Martin Tielli
  • Sound

    • Dave Rose
    • Lou Solakofski

Promotional Partners

Special Presentations sponsored by

Crave

With support from

City of Toronto

Canada Media Fund
Made in Canada Q&A presented with the support of Canada Media Fund.

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