Jeffrey M. Smith, Director/Producer
Internationally renowned anti-GMO author/filmmaker Jeffrey Smith’s meticulous research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials to put the health of society at risk and the environment in peril. His work expertly summarizes why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide teeter on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why genetically engineered foods must urgently become our nation’s top food safety priority. Smith is the founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology.
Smith’s feature-length documentary Genetic Roulette-The Gamble of Our Lives was awarded the 2012 Movie of the Year by the Solari Report, and the Transformational Film of the Year by AwareGuide. Described as a “life-changer” and seen by millions world-wide, the film links genetically engineered food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, digestive disorders, and numerous problems that have been on the rise in the US population since genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were introduced. He also produced and directed the short films Your Milk on Drugs-Just Say No, and Hidden Dangers in Kids’ Meals.
Amy Hart, Director/Producer
Amy Hart is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer dedicated to shedding light on important global health issues. Based in California and NYC, Hart has directed hundreds of broadcast programs, films, videos and highly effective multimedia campaigns on health issues. Visit Amy Hart Studios.
Hart directed and produced the award-winning independent film on global water issues entitled WATER FIRST: Reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The film was shown at numerous conferences and festivals around the world including the World Water Forum, the UN African Water Summit, the UN Environmental Programme, the World Expo in Spain, Amnesty International Film Festival in Sweden, Pan African Film Fest in LA, The American Public Health Association annual meeting, Environmental Film Festival in our Nations Capitol, The Rhodos Environmental Film Festival in Greece, which won her a Fulbright Cultural Exchange Award to travel to the Greece for the premiere. She also won an International Jury Award at the World Water Forum in Mexico City, and an Initiatives for Women Award. The film was picked up for educational distribution by Bullfrog Films and is now in the libraries of nearly every major academic institution of the country. It was shown repeatedly on Malawi TV and on UN TV on World Water Day.