What if the greatest chemical disaster of our time didn’t involve oil spills or nuclear meltdowns? Instead, it was much lower levels of exposure, inflicted over several generations and affecting every person on the planet. The result: Rising rates of everything from cancer to infertility. This is the shocking reality explored in The Human Experiment, a look at the personal costs associated with the chemicals in our most common household products. The film follows a band of unlikely activists who are fighting back. Ranging from Howard, a conservative businessman, to Maria, a Latina house cleaner, they are staking their lives on this battle to protect our health. And their opposition is goliath. The powerful and well-funded chemical industry is heavily invested in maintaining the status quo, pulling unseen strings to create an aura of skepticism and confusion. It’s an emotionally and politically charged showdown and the stakes couldn’t be higher – for these activists on the front lines and for every one of us. Academy Award®-winning actor and filmmaker Sean Penn is executive producer and narrator of the compelling new documentary film about the thousands of untested chemicals in our everyday products. Have we all become unwitting guinea pigs in one giant human experiment? The Human Experiment co-director / co-producer Dana Nachman, – co-director / co-producer Don Hardy – talks about the insidious impact of chemicals in our daily lives.
“A must see… It might just turn you into an activist.” – Boulder Weekly
“An Inconvenient Truth, but about chemicals”- PureWow.com
“It may leave many bases uncovered (a section on groundbreaking European legislation is inadequately explained), but it will also leave you looking a lot more closely at what you put on your skin, in your mouth and underneath your sink.” – New York Times
“Gradually marshals its arguments and evidence in such a way that it ends being compelling and illuminating for viewers who are more interested in useful information than artful presentation.” RogerEbert.com
“A cautionary expose’ making a convincing argument that consumers would be very wise to learn all they can about the ingredients in the products they buy.” Kam Williams, Baret News