Toxic Valley (2015)
1h 40min · Documentary · 21 June 2015
From India to Australia Toxic Valley explores the environmental, personal and corporate impacts that define the use and management of agrochemicals worldwide. In telling the stories of victims of pesticide poisoning and farming communities from two very different parts of the world the film explores the politics of agrochemical dependency. It meets people on both sides of the debate those that believe that farming cannot survive without pesticides and consider it a risk worth taking and those that insist that with every drop pesticides decimate the environment and leave lasting health impact on users and the community alike. The film meets scientists and lobbyists, environmentalists and politicians, farmers and manufacturers and communities, each locked in their own stance and some with a vested interest in how this story develops. Toxic Valley follows the unfolding of a modern environmental tragedy, of human suffering, of economic expediency, of agrochemical dependency, of corporate machinations and regulatory manoeuvrings, of politics and resistance.
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