THE WINDFALL

by Alexia Tsagkari

An investigative documentary that dares to shed light on the harsh reality of health problems, environmental pollution and economic interests surrounding the use of pesticides in agriculture.

The shootings were completed in extreme conditions. I felt sick for many days after and kept going again and again till I got people to trust me and talk to me. ”

Journalist and videographer Alexia Tsagkari, directs an investigative documentary, that dares to shed light on the harsh reality of the health problems, environmental pollution and financial interests around the use of pesticides in agriculture.

Armed with her investigation and her video camera, she unwinds the thread and through exhausting shootings in difficult conditions in rural areas of Greece, she tries to get to the truth, exploring all the parties involved.

She looks into the role of the Greek state, the NGOs and the pesticide companies, mainly focusing on the stories of those affected first, the farmers.

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