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Toxic Beauty

Directed by Phyllis Ellis
Canada / United States, 2019 (documentary, 90 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "Beleza Tóxica", "Toxic"
Toxic Beauty
Image: © Cinema Politica

Film Description:
"Toxic Beauty is a documentary feature film with exclusive access to scientists, lawyers, advocates, regulators, politicians, a dynamic whistle blower, survivors and women who have lost their lives. It follows the class action lawsuit against J&J [Johnson & Johnson] and the plaintiffs, personal stories of women fighting for justice in a race against time with this deadly disease. Woven throughout the film is a human experiment. We document, as Boston University medical student, Mymy Nguyen, measures her chemical body burden from over 27 products. Scientists monitor her shocking results. In the end, the film meets the companies and people who offer solutions and optimism for safer, toxicant free cosmetics."
-- White Pine Pictures (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Phyllis Ellis, Sarah Jay
Produced by: Barri Cohen, Stephen Paniccia, Andrew Munger, Peter Raymont, Steve Ord, Cheryl Staurulakis, Leo Staurulakis
Cinematography: Iris Ng
Film Editing: James Yates
Music: Robert Carli
Production Company: White Pine Pictures

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