This feature documentary is an investigation into the effects of the chemicals we are all exposed to in our daily lives. The film begins with the filmmaker Barri Cohen’s own 10-year-old daughter, whose blood carries carcinogens like benzene and the long-banned DDT. Then, it heads out to Windsor and Sarnia: Canadian toxic hotspots, with startling clusters of deadly diseases. The film presents passionate activists working for positive change, along with doctors and scientists who see evidence of links between environmental pollution and health problems. Carried by Cohen's passion for truth and her disarming openness, this moving documentary is essential viewing for anyone concerned about the effects of pollutants on our - and our children's - very DNA.

Toxic Trespass is accompanied by a comprehensive guidebook for educators, activists and concerned citizens, produced by the Women's Healthy Environment Network.

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Film Credits

producer
Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg
Mehernaz Lentin
Anita Lee
director
Barri Cohen
writer
Barri Cohen
editor
Paul Winestock
music composer
Richard Pell
cinematographer
Mark Caswell
Christian Bielz
Stephen Adamcryck
Christopher Romeike
Barri Cohen
sound recordist
Bob Rouse
Peter Sawade
Ao Loo
Jason Mulligan
Steve French
Mike MacClymont
Peter Jones
François Proulx
artistic director
Sam Javanrouth
2D animation
Justin Mencel
re-recording engineer
Stephen Traub
principle research consultant
Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg
stock footage research
Kathleen Maitland Carter

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