”Unacceptable levels” by Ed Brown, (USA) became the winner of the first-ever film prize on health and environment at the 30th International Environmental Film Festival (FIFE) in Paris on 26 February 2013.
The prize was established by a partnership between FIFE, the festival organisers and the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL).
The film addresses the theme of the chemicals that are invading our environment and puts practical questions to the audience about these substances and where they are found. The director tries to offer the audience answers by questioning scientists and representatives of NGOs which leads to the conclusion that governments are not necessarily doing all they should to protect the public. Ultimately, the film encourages everyone to look more deeply into these questions for ourselves.
View the trailer here
The award of a trophy and cheque for 5,000 Euros was given to Ed Brown by Sylvie Gilman, one of the judges in this new “Health and Environment Film Prize”.
Post from Campaign secretariat HEAL