ROUNDUP FACING THE JUDGES
Director(s): Marie-Monique ROBIN – Writer(s): Marie-monique ROBIN Contact Print page
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27 Nov. 2017: After several attempts to settle the issue, the EU has narrowly voted in favour of the renewal for 5 years of the registration of the controversial herbicide glyphosate (not the ten years initially proposed). Nevertheless, experts heatedly debate contradictory studies on the carcinogenicity of glyphosate...
This documentary provides an account of the trial before internationally renowned judges on 15 and 16 October 2016 in The Hague. Their stories, filmed in France, Argentina, the U.S. or Sri Lanka, plunges us into the reality of their struggle and the suffering of the victims.
The judges gave their legal opinion on 18 April 2017 in The Hague. They considered that Monsanto did not act in conformity with the right to a healthy environment, to health, to food and to the freedom of scientific research...
In the words of one of the witnesses “This tribunal is a historical first, because it has allowed the voices of the victims to be heard across the world."
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"An essential film released at a time when Europe is about to decide on the renewal of the authorization of glyphosate..." Weronika Zarachowicz, Télérama 12/10/17