TOXINS RETURN, THE

2011 Films

TOXINS RETURN, THE

MARCH
16
5:30 PM

Directed by: Inge Altemeier

Venue: Goethe-Institut
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THE TOXINS RETURN (Germany, 2009, 44 min.)

In an era of high-speed international commerce, safety standards and import inspection procedures are riddled with loopholes. The result? Quantities of dangerous substances found in goods manufactured overseas have risen dramatically. The film investigates the alarming global mobility of synthetic toxins, tracing egregious, yet often repeated, hazardous material violations from supplier to storefront. Textile producers in India, a popular retail outlet in Germany and ports and ground-shipment depots in between all reveal their roles in transporting industrial residues and waste. Activists, government authorities and workers all-too-familiar with toxic exposure speak out on the dangers. (—FilmsMediaGroup) Directed by Inge Altemeier. Produced by Reinhard Hornung.



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