{"id":3649676804201,"title":"Right to Harm","handle":"right-to-harm","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.collectiveeye.org\/pages\/host-a-screening\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Community Screenings Form\" style=\"color: #ff0000;\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0133\/2562\/files\/Screening_large.png?13468160472198309702\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.collectiveeye.org\/pages\/host-a-screening\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Community Screenings Form\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDirected by:\u003c\/strong\u003e Matt Wechsler \u0026amp; \u003cspan\u003eAnnie Speicher\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eReleased:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2019 (educational)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eYear of Production:\u003c\/strong\u003e 2018\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRunning Time:\u003c\/strong\u003e 75 min \u0026amp; 35 min Edu. Version\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLanguage: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eEnglish\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSubtitle Options:\u003c\/strong\u003e English Closed Captions\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSubjects: \u003c\/strong\u003eAgriculture, Environmental Studies\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/player.vimeo.com\/video\/316245907?title=0\u0026amp;byline=0\u0026amp;portrait=0\" width=\"640\" height=\"360\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"autoplay; fullscreen\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThrough the riveting stories of five rural communities, \u003cem\u003eRight to Harm\u003c\/em\u003e exposes the devastating public health impact factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens throughout the United States. Filmed across the country, the documentary chronicles the failures of state agencies to regulate industrial animal agriculture. Known formally as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations – or CAFOs – these facilities produce millions of gallons of untreated waste that destroys the quality of life for nearby neighbors.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe film features agricultural economist John Ikerd, who abandoned industry beliefs after a 14-year career as a livestock marketing specialist. After the farm crisis of the 1980s he realized, “The farmers who were in the biggest trouble, were the ones doing the things we so-called experts were telling them to do.”\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eRight to Harm\u003c\/em\u003e tracks the tribulations and triumphs of rural residents across America who are victims of the past 50 years of agricultural consolidation and the consequential laws that now govern the land. Fed up with the lack of regulation, these disenfranchised citizens band together to demand justice from their legislators.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFilmmakers Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher skillfully weave together five stories that span eight states from the Southwest to the Midwest to the Eastern Shore. Farmers, mothers, scientists and politicians share intimate stories of how their lives were forever changed by factory farming. \u003cem\u003eRight to Harm \u003c\/em\u003eis an enlightening exploration that questions whether citizens are entitled to clean air and water, while examining the political issues that stand in the way of nationwide reform.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWinner and Special Mention for the Award of Excellence, 2019 Accolade Global Film Competition \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"An issue that speaks to the very core of who we are-as humans, as communities, and as a country.\" –\u003cem\u003e \u003ci\u003eTablet Magazine\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \"\u003cspan\u003eThe film is heartbreaking in its look at how profit over people seems to rule the industrial animal agriculture industry. At the same time, it’s also empowering to see how communities are banding together to voice their concerns and to take a stand against these profit hungry giants.\" - \u003cem\u003eDocumentary Drive\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout the filmmaker \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cstyle type=\"text\/css\"\u003e\u003c!--\ntd {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}\n--\u003e\u003c\/style\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"float: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003ctext class=\"_3ziulaHePS\" direction=\"ltr\" height=\"13.3583984375\" lengthadjust=\"spacingAndGlyphs\" textlength=\"253.85376739502\" x=\"72.8299179077148\" y=\"-707.461608886719\" data-test=\"textbox\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0133\/2562\/files\/RTH_directors_large.png?v=1567540350\" style=\"margin-right: 20px; float: left;\" width=\"340\" height=\"228\"\u003eMatt Wechsler and Annie Speicher are a husband\u003c\/text\u003e\u003ctext class=\"_3ziulaHePS\" direction=\"ltr\" height=\"5.873291015625\" lengthadjust=\"spacingAndGlyphs\" textlength=\"2.70480346679688\" x=\"327.915740966797\" y=\"-707.461608886719\" data-test=\"textbox\"\u003e-\u003c\/text\u003e\u003ctext class=\"_3ziulaHePS\" direction=\"ltr\" height=\"10.2450561523438\" lengthadjust=\"spacingAndGlyphs\" textlength=\"17.3516235351562\" x=\"331.547424316406\" y=\"-707.461669921875\" data-test=\"textbox\"\u003eand\u003c\/text\u003e\u003ctext class=\"_3ziulaHePS\" direction=\"ltr\" height=\"5.873291015625\" lengthadjust=\"spacingAndGlyphs\" textlength=\"2.70480346679688\" x=\"349.995758056641\" y=\"-707.461608886719\" data-test=\"textbox\"\u003e-\u003c\/text\u003e\u003ctext class=\"_3ziulaHePS\" direction=\"ltr\" height=\"13.3583984375\" lengthadjust=\"spacingAndGlyphs\" textlength=\"189.634094238281\" x=\"353.384582519531\" y=\"-707.461608886719\" data-test=\"textbox\"\u003ewife filmmaking team from Evanston, \u003c\/text\u003e\u003ctext class=\"_3ziulaHePS\" direction=\"ltr\" height=\"13.3583984375\" lengthadjust=\"spacingAndGlyphs\" textlength=\"469.796195983887\" x=\"73.0286331176758\" y=\"-692.941589355469\" data-test=\"textbox\"\u003eIllinois with a passion for sustainable agriculture. 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Version\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLanguage: \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eEnglish\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSubtitle Options:\u003c\/strong\u003e English Closed Captions\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSubjects: \u003c\/strong\u003eAgriculture, Environmental Studies\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/player.vimeo.com\/video\/316245907?title=0\u0026amp;byline=0\u0026amp;portrait=0\" width=\"640\" height=\"360\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"autoplay; fullscreen\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #000000;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThrough the riveting stories of five rural communities, \u003cem\u003eRight to Harm\u003c\/em\u003e exposes the devastating public health impact factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens throughout the United States. Filmed across the country, the documentary chronicles the failures of state agencies to regulate industrial animal agriculture. Known formally as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations – or CAFOs – these facilities produce millions of gallons of untreated waste that destroys the quality of life for nearby neighbors.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe film features agricultural economist John Ikerd, who abandoned industry beliefs after a 14-year career as a livestock marketing specialist. After the farm crisis of the 1980s he realized, “The farmers who were in the biggest trouble, were the ones doing the things we so-called experts were telling them to do.”\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eRight to Harm\u003c\/em\u003e tracks the tribulations and triumphs of rural residents across America who are victims of the past 50 years of agricultural consolidation and the consequential laws that now govern the land. Fed up with the lack of regulation, these disenfranchised citizens band together to demand justice from their legislators.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFilmmakers Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher skillfully weave together five stories that span eight states from the Southwest to the Midwest to the Eastern Shore. Farmers, mothers, scientists and politicians share intimate stories of how their lives were forever changed by factory farming. \u003cem\u003eRight to Harm \u003c\/em\u003eis an enlightening exploration that questions whether citizens are entitled to clean air and water, while examining the political issues that stand in the way of nationwide reform.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWinner and Special Mention for the Award of Excellence, 2019 Accolade Global Film Competition \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\"An issue that speaks to the very core of who we are-as humans, as communities, and as a country.\" –\u003cem\u003e \u003ci\u003eTablet Magazine\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \"\u003cspan\u003eThe film is heartbreaking in its look at how profit over people seems to rule the industrial animal agriculture industry. 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    • Directed by: Matt Wechsler & Annie Speicher
    • Released: 2019 (educational)
    • Year of Production: 2018
Running Time: 75 min & 35 min Edu. Version
Language: English
Subtitle Options: English Closed Captions
Subjects: Agriculture, Environmental Studies
 

 

Through the riveting stories of five rural communities, Right to Harm exposes the devastating public health impact factory farming has on many disadvantaged citizens throughout the United States. Filmed across the country, the documentary chronicles the failures of state agencies to regulate industrial animal agriculture. Known formally as Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations – or CAFOs – these facilities produce millions of gallons of untreated waste that destroys the quality of life for nearby neighbors.

The film features agricultural economist John Ikerd, who abandoned industry beliefs after a 14-year career as a livestock marketing specialist. After the farm crisis of the 1980s he realized, “The farmers who were in the biggest trouble, were the ones doing the things we so-called experts were telling them to do.”

Right to Harm tracks the tribulations and triumphs of rural residents across America who are victims of the past 50 years of agricultural consolidation and the consequential laws that now govern the land. Fed up with the lack of regulation, these disenfranchised citizens band together to demand justice from their legislators.

Filmmakers Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher skillfully weave together five stories that span eight states from the Southwest to the Midwest to the Eastern Shore. Farmers, mothers, scientists and politicians share intimate stories of how their lives were forever changed by factory farming. Right to Harm is an enlightening exploration that questions whether citizens are entitled to clean air and water, while examining the political issues that stand in the way of nationwide reform.

 
Winner and Special Mention for the Award of Excellence, 2019 Accolade Global Film Competition 
 

"An issue that speaks to the very core of who we are-as humans, as communities, and as a country." – Tablet Magazine

 "The film is heartbreaking in its look at how profit over people seems to rule the industrial animal agriculture industry. At the same time, it’s also empowering to see how communities are banding together to voice their concerns and to take a stand against these profit hungry giants." - Documentary Drive

About the filmmaker 
 
Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher are a husband-and-wife filmmaking team from Evanston, Illinois with a passion for sustainable agriculture. Their first collaboration, SUSTAINABLE, screened at over 40 festivals worldwide and received the 2016 Global Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Achievement.When not making films, Matt and Annie enjoy spending time with their two children, who are the reason they fight for a better food system. In the summers, you can find them working in their backyard urban farm, which features over 75 varieties of edible plants

 

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