Poisoning Paradise

Runtime: 01:17:00
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Category: 2019 | Feature Films/Full-length Documentaries (2019)

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.
Pierce Brosnan, Executive Producer
Keely Shaye Brosnan, Director
Teresa Tico, Director
Keely Shaye Brosnan, Producer
Teresa Tico, Producer
Shiva Ayyadurai, PhD., Key Cast
Eric Chivian, MD, Key Cast
Sylvia Earle, PhD, Key Cast
Brenda Eskenazi, MA, PhD, Key Cast
Lee Evslin, MD, Key Cast
Gary Hooser, Key Cast
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Key Cast
Andrew Kimbrell, Key Cast
Lorrin Pang, MD, Key Cast
Bradley Peterson, MD, Key Cast
Fern Rosenstiel, Key Cast
Vandana Shiva, PhD, Key Cast
Ashley Lukens, PhD, Key Cast
Paul Achitoff, Key Cast
Chris Lee, Key Cast
Senator Josh Green, MD, Key Cast
Carey Gillam, Key Cast
Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival
Los Angeles
United States
February 17, 2017
Best Documentary
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Golden, Colorado
United States
February 25, 2017
Mendocino Film Festival
United States
June 3, 2017
Rogue Wave Award
Maui Film Festival
United States
June 23, 2017
Bologna Film Festival
June 9, 2017
European Premiere
New Hope Film Festival
New Hope
United States
July 21, 2017
Carmel International Film Festival
United States
October 21, 2017
San Diego International Film Festival
San Diego
United States
October 6, 2017
Be Epic! London International Film Festival
United Kingdom
September 10, 2017
Best Documentary
Los Angeles Cinema Film Festival of Hollywood
Sherman Oaks
United States
April 6, 2017
Best Documentary Feature

Keely Brosnan

Keely Shaye Brosnan is an award-winning broadcast journalist turned award-winning documentary filmmaker. She has nurtured a diverse career covering a wide range of topics, from environmental journalism and animal advocacy to celebrity journalism and apprehending fugitives.
In 2016, Keely made her directorial debut with Poisoning Paradise, which opened at the Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu. Since then, Poisoning Paradise has garnered six awards and continues to screen at prestigious film festivals across the country.
Formerly an entertainment correspondent for NBC’s weekend edition of the “Today Show” and CBS’s “Entertainment Tonight,” Keely has interviewed a myriad of A-list celebrities. Previously, Keely was a correspondent on NBC’s “Unsolved Mysteries” and served as a correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America” and ABC’s Home Show which earned her two Genesis Awards, a Special Achievement Award at the Environmental Film Festival, and a nomination from the Environmental Media Association.
Keely hosted “Great Bears,” a series for the Outdoor Life Network as well as E! Coming Attractions and HBO’s “World Entertainment Report.” As a producer, she created and hosted “Home Green Home” for PBS, an eco-friendly home and garden “how-to” series. Keely was a contributor to Los Angeles Confidential Magazine and is currently completing her first book, Gourmet Gardener.
A world traveler, Keely’s interests have led her to report on everything from toxic waste and biodiversity to children’s issues and organic gardening. She regularly volunteers her time and talent to numerous environmental causes such as marine mammal and wetland protection, anti-nuclear, clean air and clean water campaigns, endangered species and environmental educational in the classroom for grades K-12.
The Jane Goodall Institute, Environmental Hall of Fame, Natural Resources Defense Council, Oceana, Environmental Media Association, Earth Communications Office, Heal the Bay, Women in Film, In Defense of Animals, Senator Barbara Boxer, Peace Over Violence, Organic Style Magazine and The Malibu Times have all honored Keely for her ongoing commitment to the environment.
Native to California, Keely resides in Malibu and Hawaii with her husband, Pierce Brosnan, their 20 year-old son Dylan, and 16 year-old son Paris.

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