Into the Weeds: Dewayne "Lee" Johnson vs. Monsanto Company

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Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, May 20 3:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, May 20 6:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, May 21 6:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, May 21 10:45 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, May 22 3:45 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, May 22 6:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, May 23 6:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, May 24 3:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, May 24 6:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, May 25 1:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, May 25 3:45 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, May 26 4:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, May 27 4:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, May 27 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, May 30 4:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, May 30 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, May 31 3:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:96
Copyright:2022
Country Listing:Canada
Rating:PG
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jennifer Baichwal

Description

This year’s Hot Docs Festival opened with the world premiere of Jennifer Baichwal’s newest work for good reason: in the face of ubiquitous injustice, her remarkable films—which include hits like Manufactured Landscapes, Long Time Running and Anthropocene—demonstrate the redemptive power of sharing stories. Into the Weeds, which tells the tale of Bay Area groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson facing off against agrochemical behemoth Monsanto, is no exception. Follow Johnson’s herculean quest to hold the company accountable for failing to label its most extensively used herbicide as carcinogenic. Though her subject’s journey is framed as deeply personal, Baichwal moors it to a backdrop of ecological crisis, bringing the precarious relationship between human life and the environment into sharp relief.

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