Percy Schmeiser - David versus Monsanto

Percy Schmeiser - David versus Monsanto

After 10 years of fighting Percy Schmeiser, the David here, forces the chemical and seed producing multinational Monsanto on its knees. Monsanto had contaminated Percy Schmeiser’s fields with flying rape seed. The film tells the story of the fearless Canadian farmer who did not knuckle under to the billion dollar company. The Schmeisers are not just fighting against Monsanto – and with that, for the continuation of their livelihood as farmers – but also for the right to freedom of speech and the right to their property. Yet above all, they are campaigning for the future of their children and grandchildren – so that they, too, will have a chance to grow up in a world without genetically-manipulated food.

  • Movie number
    71
  • Section
    Competition
  • Director
    Bertram Verhaag
  • Script
    Bertram Verhaag
  • Photographer
    Waldemar Hauschild
  • Country
    Germany
  • Length
    65 min
  • Year
    2009
  • Festival version
    anglická, česká / English, Czech