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Blue Vinyl (2002)

Not Rated | | Documentary | January 2002 (USA)
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 ...
Himself
Patrick 'Paddy O'Furniture' Hayes ...
Himself - Carpenter
Florence Helfand ...
Herself
Judith Helfand ...
Herself
Ted Helfand ...
Himself
Rick Hind ...
Himself - Greenpeace
George Lucier ...
Himself - Former Director of NIH
Ampelio Magro ...
Himself
Cesare Maltoni ...
Himself (as Dr. Cesare Maltoni)
Gerry Markowitz ...
Himself
Jerry Mehan ...
Himself - Carpenter
Ersillia Menadeo ...
Herself
Diane Prince ...
Herself - Cancer Victim
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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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Himself - Biologist: You look at a house like this and the vinyl seems perfectly harmless. It's just sitting there in front of the house; nobody's falling down with any diseases. But that's if you are only looking at the product itself. If you look at its entire life cycle, from the moment it's produced, through its use, to the way it's disposed of, vinyl turns out to be the most environmentally hazardous consumer product on earth. Vinyl is the source of more persistent toxic pollutants, dioxin in particular, than ...
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References Roger & Me (1989) See more »

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Flight of the Bumblebee
Written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Published by Kanda Music
Arranged by M. Hankinson
Courtesy of Promusic
From the album 'Popular Classics 1'
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Revealing environmental documentary about PVC or vinyl siding!
9 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

Besides a great subtitle--"the world's first toxic comedy"--Dan Gold and Judith Helfand's documentary combines a family drama (persuading Helfand's parents not to use PVC or polyvinyl chloride siding on their home) with a scathing expose of an industry that has been incredibly successful in literally wrapping a toxic product around millions of people. Toting a sheet of blue vinyl siding from episode to episode, Helfand and Gold provide us with a deft touch of what a great documentary can do- -inform, entertain, and warn. Fans of Michael Moore's documentaries will find this film a welcome addition to the canon of documentaries by committed filmmakers who can tell an important story with verve and analytical skill.


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