Selected Documentaries by Bertram Verhaag

Scientists Under Attack
Directed by Bertram Verhaag
“Billed as “a political thriller on GMOs and freedom of speech”, this film by the German film-maker Bertram Verhaag tells the stories of two scientists, Dr Arpad Pusztai and Dr Ignacio Chapela, whose research showed negative findings on GM foods and crops.”
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Killing Seeds
Directed by Bertram Verhaag
This film exposes the efforts of the multinationals to force farmers into dependence on their “terminator technology.” The farmers’ efforts to save the seeds they have sown is pointless, since none of the seeds will reproduce. In the eyes of Percy Schmeiser, Buschmeier and others, this monopoly has reduced the farmers to serfdom.
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The Agro Rebel
Directed by Bertram Verhaag
Contrary to all conventional rules and apparently inhospitable conditions, one man has created an edible landscape–and caused quite a stir in so doing.

Life Running Out of Control
Directed by Bertram Verhaag
“Life Running Out of Control offers a uniquely wide-ranging international perspective on the science and ethics of genetic engineering. This film carries us on an enlightening journey to India, Norway, and the forests of Colombia, offering inspiring images of resistance and hope amidst the pressing concerns about the science and ethics of GMOs, corporate control of our food, and the patenting of human, animal, and plant life. A must for those who are looking beyond the most immediate health and safety concerns, and seek to understand the wider implications of today’s biotechnologies.”
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Blue Eyed (1996)
Directed by Bertram Verhaag
In only 15 minutes with some 30 people Jane Elliott manages to build up a realistic microcosmos of society today with all its phenomena and feelings. As already known from the ill reputed Milgram experiment, even participants who knew the “rules” are unable to remain uninvolved. What starts as a game turns into cruel reality which causes some participants’ emotions to erupt with unforeseen intensity …
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David vs. Monsanto
A film by Bertram Verhaag.
A David versus Goliath story wherein Monsanto terrorizes innocent family farmers, and one Canadian farmer, Percy Schmeiser (and some others), stand up to Monsanto (lost $400,000 in court costs, plus his seeds and crop;his entire business!) Thousands of farmers face this kind of corporate terrorism. Monsanto is even trying to contaminate the gene-pool with their genetically modified organisms (GMOs) so they can control access to all seeds ! Monsanto is also involved in many efforts of bio-piracy and trying to patent genetic lines that have been developed over thousands of years.
These practices must be stopped !
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Bertram Verhaag, Director of “Scientists Under Attack”
(1 June 11)