The hazards of bio-accumulation, pollution, and the makeup of what we commonly hope are benign plastics are tackled in this documentary.

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Credited cast:
William Baggett ...
Himself - Lawyer (as Billy Baggett)
Charlie Cray ...
Himself - Greenpeace
Daniel B. Gold ...
Patrick 'Paddy O'Furniture' Hayes ...
Himself - Carpenter
Florence Helfand ...
Judith Helfand ...
Ted Helfand ...
Rick Hind ...
Himself - Greenpeace
George Lucier ...
Himself - Former Director of NIH
Ampelio Magro ...
Cesare Maltoni ...
Himself (as Dr. Cesare Maltoni)
Gerry Markowitz ...
Jerry Mehan ...
Himself - Carpenter
Ersillia Menadeo ...
Diane Prince ...
Herself - Cancer Victim


The hazards of bio-accumulation, pollution, and the makeup of what we commonly hope are benign plastics are tackled in this documentary.

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Important, funny, beautifully shot...
21 January 2002 | by (St. Paul, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Judith Helfand and Daniel Gold have created a wonderful documentary in Blue Vinyl. Judith's parents have put light blue vinyl siding on her house... but Judith suspects there are serious dangers from vinyl to humans... during its manufacture, if it burns, when its disposed of. Having lost her uterus from DES poisoning, she shares a bond with the cancer victims who work in and live in the shadow of the vinyl and PVC factories. Judith has this gravelly high voice, a quirky sense of humor, and a vulnerability in the face of corporate America that makes her irresistible. Blue Vinyl is also beautifully and imaginatively shot... I saw this at Sundance (2002) and Daniel Gold won the prize for documentary cinematography. There is also wonderful use of music and animation. Highly recommended.

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