POISONING PARADISE WINS “BEST FEATURE ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTARY” AT THE 2018 IRVINE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

“Fascinating, angering and important.”

Shelia Weller – New York Times best selling author and contributor to Vanity Fair

“Fascinating, angering and important.”

Shelia Weller – New York Times best selling author and contributor to Vanity Fair

Poisoning Paradise wins “Best Documentary” at the 2017 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

Poisoning Paradise wins “Best Documentary” at the 2017 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

“Poisoning Paradise”

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.

Poisoning Paradise Wins “Grand Prize” And “Audience Choice” Awards At The 2018 Malibu Film Festival

“meticulously researched.”

– The Malibu Times

“an eye-opening … well-researched documentary.”

– Malibu Surfside News

“Poisoning Paradise” Paints Portrait of Pollution

The Malibu Times | January 20, 2018

Local residents Pierce and Keely Shaye Brosnan spoke briefly before a screening of their documentary film “Poisoning Paradise” in Malibu Saturday. Pierce noted that they care deeply about Hawaii—the location where the documentary was shot—because they have resided there part-time for many years with their sons. Over the years, the Brosnans became aware of pesticide poisoning in Kauai and the idea for the documentary was born.

The premise of the documentary could be summed up by this Earthjustice statement, “Hawaii has quietly undergone an agricultural revolution whereby chemical companies treat the islands as pesticide-testing grounds for GE (genetically engineered) crops, but communities are fighting back.”

“What’s happening on our island is just a microcosm of what’s happening in the rest of the world,” Keely Shaye noted, obviously passionate about the subject. 

Her purpose in making this documentary was to create awareness of the situation and effect change. “We’ve been picking up steam all around the county,” she said. “And I’m going to help this movement build.”