American Indie – Documentary
Keely Shaye Brosnan & Teresa Tico
Saturday, Nov 17, 1pm at Savor Cinema Fort Lauderdale
POISONING PARADISE, Keely Shaye Brosnan & Teresa Tico
USA / 2018 / 77 min / English
Journey to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, whose communities are surrounded by experimental test sites for genetically engineered seed corn and pesticides sprayed upwind of their homes, schools, hospitals, and shorelines. Discover what’s at stake for Hawaii from local activists, scientific experts and healthcare professionals as they expose the effects of environmental injustice on a local population. Join the international debate about pesticides that is raging around the world, as well as the people’s movement to hold corporations and governments accountable for poisoning planet Earth.
Executive Producer: Pierce Brosnan / Producers: Keely Shaye Brosnan & Teresa Tico / Cinematographers: Maximilian Frauchiger, Mario Furloni, Adam Guy, Dylan Lazo, William Maheras, Mike May, Danny Miller, Bill Paris, Kenneth Preston / Editor: Douglas Blush, Jeremy Deneau, Nancy Forner, Daniel Lawrence, Danny Miller, Noah Sher, Miles Wilkerson / Featuring: Paul Achitoff, V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai, Ph.D., Andrea Brower, PhD, Eric Chivian, MD, Sylvia Earle, PhD, Brenda Eskenazi MA, PhD, Lee Evslin, MD, Carey Gillam, Carey Gillam, Josh Green, MD, Gary Hooser, Robert Kennedy Jr, Andrew Kimbrell, Chris Lee, Ashley Lukens, PhD, Lorrin Pang, MD, Bradley Peterson, MD, Fern Rosenstiel, Vadama Shiva, PhD / Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Documentary: Hollywood Reel Indie Film Fest, London Int’l Film Fest, Los Angeles Cinema Film Fest; Rogue Wave Award: Mendocino Film Fest; Official Selection: Colorado Environmental Film Fest, Maui Film Fest, Bologna Film Fest, Carmel Int’l Film Fest, San Diego Intl Film Fest
DIRECTOR KEELY SHAYE SMITH
Director: Keely Shaye Smith is an award-winning broadcast journalist turned award-winning documentary filmmaker. She has nurtured a diverse career covering a wide range of topics, from environmental journalism and animal advocacy to celebrity journalism and apprehending fugitives.
In 2016, Keely made her directorial debut with Poisoning Paradise, which opened at the Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu. Since then, Poisoning Paradise has garnered six awards and continues to screen at prestigious film festivals across the country. Native to California, Keely resides in Malibu and Hawaii with her husband, Pierce, their 20 year-old son Dylan, and 16 year-old son Paris.
DIRECTOR TERESA TICO
Director: Teresa Tico is a Hawaii based attorney and film producer. She is known for handling cases of first impression in the environmental sector and is nationally recognized for her work in the natural resources case, Pflueger v. Marvin, which resulted in the largest EPA fine against an individual polluter in U.S. history. In 2000, she turned her legal skills to filmmaking, producing television programming for Hawaii Public Access stations Akaku (Maui) and Hoike (Kauai), as well as producing documentary environmental films including Learning To Sea, Going To Antarctica, Miss South Pacific and Fishing Pono to raise awareness about the cultural and environmental impacts of declining resources and climate change.
Special Guest: Teresa Tico