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Right to Harm

Matt Wechsler, Annie Speicher
United States, 2019, 81 min.

In English.
This film is family friendly.

An expose on the public health impact of factory farming across the United States, told through the eyes of residents in five rural communities. Filmmakers Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher skillfully weave together stories of farmers, mothers, scientists and politicians from the American Southwest to the Eastern Shore, each sharing how their lives were forever changed by factory farming. Fed up with the lack of regulation, these disenfranchised citizens band together to demand justice from their legislators.

Director's Statement

A love of food is a central theme both in our storytelling and our lives as a married couple. As parents, we strive to make the world a better place and believe changing the food system is how we do it. After six years of traveling across rural America, we have seen firsthand the failures of agriculture and met the amazing people working to fix it – all that stands in the way now are political barriers. The dream of a fair and affordable food system can be a reality, as long as we stand together and demand change.

Category: Documentary.
Themes: Agriculture, Environment, Food, Pollution, Health.

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