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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 31 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2002
Available in French: No

Not for Sale is an engaging documentary that explores some little known aspects of global trade agreements like the WTO.

Patents and other intellectual property rights are expanding what corporations can own and control -- from things like machines, to knowledge and even living creatures. What does this mean for the environment, our food supply, and human rights?

This film looks at farmers, indigenous people, and anti-globalization activists who oppose patents on life and advocate for a world where life is not a commodity but something to be treasured. With beautiful footage from the headwaters of the Amazon, farms in Washington and Iowa, as well as India and Peru, plus glimpses of the Seattle WTO protests, Not for Sale brings this global issue into focus with stories of everyday people.

Awards:
Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film & Video Festival;

Screened at:
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Films;
United Nations Association Film Festival, Stanford

Links:
www.movingimages.org
 - the producer’s site
www.ipcb.org - the Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism site
www.gene-watch.org - the Council for Responsible Genetics site

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